We have all inherited different genetics; some have inherited remarkably strong teeth, while others have inherited teeth with dental problems. Devoting a few minutes a day to thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth can help do away with plaque and preserve your teeth.
All of our services are performed by general dentists.
Plaque is the sticky, colourless film of bacteria which constantly forms on your teeth. If left undisturbed, plaque turns into hard deposits called tartar. Tartar is responsible for cavities and gum disease.
Ideally, one should brush after every meal and snack. These days, this is hard to do because of our busy lifestyles. It is important that you brush at least twice a day. The most effective time to brush is before bed.
Remember to brush long enough and thoroughly enough to remove the plaque from your teeth. Don’t substitute short durations with heavy scrubbing as this may cause recession.
Brushing cleans the surface of your teeth, but you need to floss to get between the teeth. It’s best to floss before you brush, removing the plaque between the teeth and allowing the foam of the fluoridated toothpaste to reach the side surfaces of the teeth to help remineralize weakened areas.
If flossing is new for you, your gums may bleed or feel tender. This is normal. As the plaque is being broken up and the bacteria removed, your gums will heal. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after the first two weeks, contact your dentist. Remember to always be gentle when inserting your floss between your teeth and under the gum line.
We would love to meet you and your family. Visit our Dental Clinic on Patella Boulevard NW, just off Panatella Street.
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|Tuesday:||7:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
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|Friday:||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
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