Get the best tips and advice about brushing and flossing from your Chepstow dentist

If you get to grips with the best way to brush and floss your teeth then these techniques will become second nature to you, won’t have to think about it and you’ll have excellent oral hygiene as well. Take the time to learn about how to brush your teeth and floss them properly; it won’t take long and you’ll be better off for it!

Dentists in Chepstow advise that you brush your teeth at least twice a day. Good times to do this are first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Quite apart from being convenient, it is good to brush your teeth first thing in the morning because saliva production is at its lowest during sleep and so plaque can flourish. By brushing at the end of the day you will be removing the plaque that has formed from eating meals.

You should use a brush that is comfortable to hold and that has firm, erect bristles on a small head that can easily be manoeuvred around your mouth. Apply a small amount of tooth paste that has been enriched with fluoride and a little water and brush your teeth in a gentle but firm motion. Be sure to brush the interior of your mouth and the exterior and cover all of your teeth front and back.

This should remove most of the plaque but flossing will take care of the rest. Flossing is when you pull a thin piece of tape through the gaps between your teeth. This is a great help in the fight against gum disease because plaque can easily hide there and cause problems.