FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have any questions? Here are some frequent answers that we provide to our clients. Contact us if you need to learn more information!
WHAT TYPE OF FLOSS IS THE BEST?
While there are a number of different kinds of floss, they are all designed to reach between the teeth and below the gumline to remove plaque. The most important factor is finding floss that is comfortable and easy for you to use.
Some of the newer flosses are designed to be easier to use. They are shred-resistant and slide smoothly between the teeth.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOOTHBRUSH?
There is a lot of choices when it comes to purchasing a toothbrush, which makes it difficult to know what to look for. A good starting point is to ask your dentist and hygienist for a recommendation.
In addition, here are some tips on what to look for:
Choose a toothbrush with a small brush head and a bristle design that helps you to get to the hard-to-reach places of your mouth. Your toothbrush should have soft bristles that are gentle on your teeth and gums. Pick a toothbrush with a comfortable handle. Many have non-slip grips which make them easy to use even if wet.
BEST WAY TO BRUSH TEETH?
There are many ways to brush your teeth. Ask your dentist or hygienist for their recommendation. However, here’s an example of one frequently recommended method, using a regular toothbrush:
Step One: For the outer tooth surfaces, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline. Use gentle, short strokes, moving the brush back and forth against the teeth and gums.
Step Two: Use this same motion to clean the chewing and inner tooth surfaces.
Step Three: To clean the inner front tooth surfaces, hold the brush upright and use gentle up-and-down strokes with the tip of the brush.
Step Four: Don’t forget to brush along the gum line and make sure you reach the teeth right at the back. Also, give your tongue a brushing – it’ll help keep your breath fresh!
HOW TO USE A POWER TOOTHBRUSH
Refer to the brushing instructions supplied with your power toothbrush. Instructions for using the Oral-B range of rotating power toothbrushes are as follows:
Step One: Guide the brush head slowly from tooth to tooth, following the curve of the gum and the shape of each tooth. Hold the brush head in place for a few seconds before moving on to the next tooth.
Step Two: Don’t forget to reach all areas, including the inner and chewing surfaces, and behind your back teeth.
Step Three: Direct the brush head along the gumline. It isn’t necessary to press hard or scrub. Simply let the brush do all the work