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Personal Oral Hygiene Advice from

Milton Keynes Dental Dental Care

Plaque + Sugar = decay and gum disease

The aim therefore is to reduce the plaque and reduce the sugar

If you can eliminate plaque and sugar in the mouth there will be

NO ACTIVE DECAY

and

NO ACTIVE GUM DISEASE

The Answer

Clean all the tooth surface at least once a day

Remove plaque from the stagnation areas in the mouth (wisdom tooth gum flaps)

Keep the tongue clean. The tongue is a huge reservoir of bacteria, and this is especially true of the back of the tongue. A scrapper combined with mouth wash is the way to go.

Reduce the amount and frequency of Sugars, especially refined sugars.

Electric Tooth Brushes are best, but don't forget to change the brushes.

Cleaning between the teeth is essential either by Floss or Interdental Brushes. We recommend Tepe's. Cleaning between the teeth is essential part of avoiding bad breath. When using Tepe's its a good idea to stick them in toothpaste as this lubricates them, but don't overdose!!

Cleaning under bridges is essential as well. We suggest "Super Floss."

See the Hygienist on a Regular Cycle.

Dental Health Advice from

The Milton Keynes Dental Hygienist Practice

Toothpaste

Fluoride Toothpastes are the easiest and safest way to keep your teeth and gums healthy

Sometimes we recommend a highly fluoridated toothpaste and this is usually related to the treatment of existing dental problems and the prevention of further problems.

For children iot is important to make sure they do not swallow excessive amounts of Fluoride.

Toothbrushes

In almost every case we suggest an Electric Toothbrush.

Mouthwashes

They all do much the same thing: they either

1. Reduce the plaque in your mouth or they
2. Contain fluoride or desensitizing agents or they
3. Do both

They are useful but also if used in the long term are quite expensive

Read the label and follow the instructions.

Avoid the ones with alcohol.

Floss and Tape

We rarely find patients with no gum disease who do not floss or use tape on a regular and frequent basis.

Using Floss and Tape is essential for patients with complex restorations like crowns and bridges

We will always show you how to use it.

Interdental Brushes and Tepe's



If a Tepe fits between your teeth you should use it. You never force a Tepe between your teeth and we will be happy to show you the right sizes to use

There are diferent kinds: Sizes and shapes.



We suggest that you dip the Tepe in the toothpaste as it will glide better, clean better and last longer.

We will always show you how to use the Tepes.

Useful Information Leaflets

Click to Download our Leaflet about Teeth Wearing Away

Click to Download our leaflet about Fissure Sealants

Click to Download our leaflet about Duraphat 2800

Click to Download our leaflet about Duraphat 5000

Click to Download our leaflet about Preventing Dental Decay in Adults and Children

Click to Download our leaflet about Preventing Tooth Decay High Risk

Click to Download our leaflet about Preventing Tooth Decay

Click to Download our leaflet about Abrasion Cavities

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