Good Oral Hygiene


Choose a soft toothbrush with a small head and always use fluoride toothpaste. Hold the toothbrush at an angle of 45 degrees, facing upwards and aim at the gumline, jiggle the brush in small, half tooth movements. Finish with a gentle back and forth motion on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day. Change your toothbrush every two months to maintain the bristles, which ensures that they always get a proper clean, and that harmful bacteria do not build up on the the bristles.


Flossing removes food particles between your teeth that you toothbrush misses. Use enough floss so you can hold the ends comfortably in your hands. Wind it around your index fingers and support it across your thumbs (which should be held closely together). Run the floss between your teeth and move up and down on each tooth. If your teeth are spaced closely together, waxed floss or dental tape may be better.

Visit your dentist regularly

It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least once every six months for a professional clean to remove tartar build up. This will help to ensure, in combination with the above, that your teeth and gums remain healthy for life.

Source: Various Colgate Oral Care Brochures

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