Healthy Teeth & Gums - Are you brushing correctly?

Oral Health Tips

We recommend the following dental care steps for achieving healthy teeth and gums;

  • Brush with a soft round bristle toothbrush
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
  • Change your toothbrush after an illness
  • When you’re brushing your teeth along the gum line, make sure to angle your brush 45 degrees – so it goes against your teeth and gums
  • Move your toothbrush back and forth in small, round strokes
  • The correct brushing motion is more like massaging along the gum line rather than vigorous brushing

Other dental care steps, which can help maintain your natural teeth for life, include;

  • Use toothpaste with added fluoride
  • In order to stop plaque from forming between teeth, you should floss your teeth daily
  • Floss against the end-side of the tooth and scale the floss up-and-down several times
  • Stock dental floss in your purse, at your office desk and in your car for use when needed
  • Your tongue is a major source of plaque and bad breath.

Brush your tongue gently with your toothbrush twice daily (when you brush your teeth)

  • Attend periodontal check-ups
  • Have oral cancer screenings
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Avoid excessive alcohol use
  • Maintain a healthy diet

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Albert Street

Monday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday - 8.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday - 8.00am - 8.00pm
Friday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 3.00pm (All appointments at our Adelaide St clinic)
Closed on Public Holidays

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At Face Value Dental, we are committed to offering excellent dental care that is both affordable and convenient.

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