Helpful hints and tips on how to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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How do I use disclosing tablets?

What are disclosing tablets? Disclosing tablets are a great way to test how well you are brushing your teeth, and are especially fun for children who are just learning to brush for themselves. They use a harmless vegetable dye to highlight plaque missed with regular brushing therefore helping to identify the areas that need extra…

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Mouth Ulcers

About mouth (Aphthous) ulcers: Mouth ulcers are lesions or breaks in the delicate lining, also known as the mucosa, of the mouth. Their appearance and location, along with associated symptoms (for example fever) can assist in diagnosis. Causes  can include accidental biting of the cheek, friction with a sharp or broken tooth, a burn from food, a side…

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Tips for effective brushing

For best tooth brushing results, Effective brushing requires the use of a soft bristled brush to avoid scratching and wearing of the tooth enamel. Furthermore, holding the brush at an angle of 45 degrees allows the tips of the bristles to get under the edge of the gum and then pressing just lightly allows them…

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Plaque and why it should be removed

Plaque hardens into tartar  Particles of food stick to plaque which is a clear film that naturally coats the teeth. Bacteria within the mouth are attracted to this food debris, paticularly carbohydrates, and release acids as they feed and multiply. In the early stages it is easily removed by thorough brushing.     With time, Salts in…

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