You have been brushing your teeth for as long as you can remember… However, many people are shocked when they learn they are not doing it properly! Do you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day? Many adults do not come close to brushing for that amount of time, and are unaware that proper brushing takes at least two minutes. Do you floss every day? Many adults rarely floss!
Here are four steps to help you remember how to look after your mouth, teeth and gums:
1) Brushing twice daily especially in the morning and before bed, with a fluoride toothpaste, for at least two minutes.
2) Floss daily. Before bed usually.
3) Reduce frequency of snacking between meals.
4) Make sure you have regular check ups with your dentist, we recommend an oral exam and professional cleaning every 6 months.
Ian the Mosman Dentist. Dentist Mosman