• Clean daily between the teeth to below the gum line before tooth brushing
  • For small spaces between teeth: use dental floss or tape
  • For larger spaces: use interdental or single-tufted brushes
  • Around orthodontic appliances and bridges: use kit suggested by the dental professional.
  • Brush at least twice daily and remove plaque effectively using methods shown by The Kensington Dentist team. This will prevent gingivitis and reduces the risk of periodontal disease
  • Brush last thing at night and at least on one other occasion
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste with at least 1350ppm fluoride
  • Spit out after brushing and do not rinse, to maintain fluoride concentration.
  • The frequency and amount of sugary food and drinks should be reduced. Avoid sugar containing foods and drinks at bedtime when saliva flow is reduced and buffering capacity is lost. It is important to recognise that honey, fruit smoothies, fresh fruit juice and dried fruit all contain cariogenic sugars.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking increases the risk of periodontal disease, reduces benefits of treatment and increases the chance of losing teeth.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption to low risk (recommended) levels.
  • Wear your mouthguard if tooth grinding or jaw clenching is present
  • Visit your dentist and your hygienist every 6 months unless they have suggested differently.

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