Oral Health Advice

BrushingBrushing

Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Toothbrushes are available with different bristle textures, sizes and forms. Most dentists recommend using a toothbrush labelled “soft”, since firmer bristled toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel and irritate the Read More..

Power-BrushingPower Brushing

An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly. They are usually one of two types. They either vibrate side to side, for example Philips Sonicare or they rotate in one direction and then the other, such as Oral B. When using vibrating Read More..

Interdental-BrushingInterdental Brushing

An interdental brush, also called an interproximal brush or a proxy brush, is a small brush, typically disposable and supplied with a reusable angled plastic handle, used for cleaning between teeth and between the wire of dental braces and the teeth. In this animation the TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth Read More..

FlossingFlossing

Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque. Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form.The floss is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums. Use Read More..

Mouth-RinceMouth Rinse

Mouthwash or mouth rinse is a product used to enhance oral hygiene. Some manufacturers of mouthwash claim that antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse kill the bacterial plaque causing caries, gingivitis, and bad breath. Plaque build-up can lead to inflamed gums. A mouth rinse can help by removing the plaque and reducing the inflammation. Anti-cavity mouth Read More..

Tongue-CleansingTongue Cleansing

A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. 85% of bad breath originates in the mouth, most of which comes from the tongue. Stagnating plaque bacteria and food debris Read More..

Super Floss

Superfloss can be used ‘under’ bridges. First use the stiff end of the Superfloss to insert between the teeth. Pull the Superfloss through and then sweep under the pontic (false tooth). Pull through the normal floss and floss the abutments as usual Read More..

Mini Flosser

Cleaning between the teeth is an essential part of a daily oral hygiene regime. Conventional flossing can be difficult especially when the teeth are very close together. The Miniflosser can help gain access to the interdental areas with floss. A Specially designed bite plane allows you to gently ease the floss between the teeth by Read More..