Patient Education Videos & Bochures:

How to brush your teeth

Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about two minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

Why should we brush our teeth?
Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don’t brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease and tooth decay. Tooth brushing stops plaque building up. Try to make sure you brush every surface of all your teeth.

Your dentist or hygienist may give you more advice based on your own dental health and needs.

Should I use mouthwash?
Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help to prevent tooth decay. Don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after using a fluoride mouthwash.

How to use dental floss

Home Care For Kids

You and your children can have healthy teeth and gums

Brush your teeth twice a day
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Floss between your teeth
Floss or use an interdental brush every day to remove food, debris and plaque lodged between your teeth.

Cut down on sugar – Healthy Lifestyle
Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake. It’s good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth.

Clean baby teeth as soon as they come through

Get children into a teeth-cleaning routine
Help your child have healthy teeth for life by having a good dental health routine.

Have regular dental check-ups
Have regular check-ups with your dentist. Don’t put off going for a check-up. Detecting problems early can mean they are easier to treat. If problems are not treated, they may lead to damage that is harder, or even impossible, to repair.

Don’t delay dental treatments