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Tips to look after your teeth


  • Brush gently twice a day.  Choose a soft toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth.


  • Use a fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of tooth decay.


  • Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.


  • Floss your teeth daily. Flossing will maintain healthy gums and helps to clean between teeth where brushing cannot clean.


  • Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, wine and fruit juices. Food acids wear away the tooth surface.


  • Limit sugary foods and drinks. This increases the risk of tooth decay if consumed frequently.


  • Wear a custom fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury when playing contact sports.


  • Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.


  • Come and see us at Bentleigh Family Dental for regular 6-monthly checkups. You should also visit us if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.

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