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icon Floss before you brush.

icon If you have tight spaces between your teeth use waxed or Oral-B Glide floss.

icon When flossing, don’t forget to go under the gum and curve the floss in the C letter, adapting better to the curvature of the tooth.

icon If you are flossing once a day – make a choice of flossing before going to bed.

icon Brush after each meal and not before for at least 2 minutes.

icon Take at least 5 seconds to brush each tooth surface. Have a sequence of where you start and finish brushing. Don’t forget the chewing surfaces. Be consistent!

icon When using mouth rinse don’t use it right after or before brushing your teeth; use it 30 minutes after brushing for a better effect.

icon Don’t rinse your mouth with water right after you used a mouth rinse – it will reverse the effect of killing bacteria. Don’t overuse mouth wash – it kills bad and good bacteria!

icon Swish the mouth rinse in the mouth for at least 30 seconds before spitting out.

icon If you notice that your mouth is dry avoid using mouth rinse with Alcohol substance. Example: Listerine Zero

icon Always brush your tongue as part of your brushing routine.

icon Throw your toothbrush away after you get over a cold and use a new one.

icon Don’t share your toothbrush with others – you have enough of your own bacteria.

icon Don’t buy huge toothbrushes. You will not be able to reach back surfaces easily. Buy smaller bristled toothbrushes instead.

icon If the bristles of the toothbrush are getting flared away – it’s time to buy a new one.

icon Drink a lot of water – it will bring the acidity level of saliva down making you less susceptible to cavities.

icon If you’ve been told that you have a lot of enamel wear – don’t use toothpastes that have whitening components in them. Over time it will make the situation worse - use Pro-Namel by Sensodyne.

icon If you have a sweet tooth, it’s better to introduce sugar once or twice a day than having it every 1 or 2 hours. Having sugar on your teeth for too long will convert into acid. Sugar and Acid makes the tooth more prone to cavities.

icon If your gums are puffy and inflamed even though you are brushing 3 times a day and flossing daily, please ask your dental hygienist to re-evaluate the way you practice oral hygiene routine on daily basis! You must be doing something wrong!

icon If you have any concerns or questions about your oral hygiene routine, don’t hesitate to email me at tania@pearlywhitesmiles.ca