Preventing Gum Disease

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First Phase: The first phase will be dealing with dental emergencies only. So if you are experiencing dental pain, please call the practice and they will do their best to get you an appointment or give you advice which will help. We expect to be very busy, so please be patient with us

 

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Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing and flossing. It is also important to avoid risk factors of gum disease such as smoking.

Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth. Move systematically around the mouth remembering to clean the inside surfaces and the biting surfaces. A good technique will take 2 minutes.

 

 

 

The TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth. Turning the brush on insertion will help access.

Used daily, it removes plaque and debris where your usual brush cannot reach. For spaces at the back of the mouth, bend the brush in a slight curve to help you access the more difficult to reach areas.

A choice of 8 colour-coded sizes is available to help clean different sized spaces.

 

 

 

Food debris accumulates between the teeth and if not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum.