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BRUSHING

Brushing is key in maintaining healthy teeth – not only does it remove remnants of food, but dental plaque as well. Dental plaque is comprised of bacteria and metabolic waste products.

 

The bacteria multiply rapidly and form a sticky mass that adhere to the teeth and produce aggressive acid. This acid attacks the enamel and initiates the decaying process.

Brush teeth twice daily for about 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.

Fissure sealants can be done once your child's permanent back teeth have started to come through (usually at the age of about 6 or 7) to protect them against decay.

 

Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better.

FISSURE SEALANT

TOP TIPS

Our hygienists are specially trained to teach children how to brush their teeth effectively. ​

  • Brush at least twice a day – after breakfast and before bedtime

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  • Brush all the teeth, not just the front ones and spend at least 2 or 3 minutes brushing using age appropriate fluoride toothpaste

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