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Toothbrushing…..Am I doing it correct?

Thursday, 30 September, 2021
Toothbrushing…..Am I doing it correct? Find out more in our mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer for the trust, Paula Darkin’s latest blog

The best way to maintain your oral health is to keep good oral care and hygiene habits. The foundation of all good oral habits is brushing your teeth. You should brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice daily, with fluoride toothpaste – once in the morning, when you wake up, and once in the evening, before bed – the evening brush is the most important brush of them all!

Don’t rush it. Take your time!

Brushing your teeth is one of those daily routines that we tend to perform automatically, you may be missing those hard-to-reach areas behind your teeth – the ones you can’t see in the mirror! Yet it’s these same areas that are often hot spots for bacterial and plaque formation.

To clean between your teeth, use floss or an interdental brush. Don’t forget to brush or scrape your tongue also!

 

FUN FACTS

  • The electric toothbrush first appeared in 1939.

 

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