Why is brushing so important?
Brushing is important because it is the best way of getting rid of unwanted bacteria and food debris from your mouth, which helps to reduce the risk of decay and gum disease. If you don’t brush your teeth, left over food and bacteria combine with saliva and this results in the development of plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance, which lies along the gum line and clings to the surfaces of the teeth; it is the main cause of cavities and enamel wear and gum disease.
Brushing is also a really effective way of keeping your teeth looking shiny, bright and white. When you brush, this polishes your teeth and ensures they feel smooth and look healthy.
We recommend brushing twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, using fluoride toothpaste.
Sonicare is proven to work. The Sonicare range contains a host of different options to cater for all budgets and research suggests that the brushes remove plaque very effectively. The brushes are designed with style and simplicity in mind; they are easy to handle and manoeuvre in the mouth and they produce excellent results. There are different products available, many of which have additional features and gadgets to enhance and improve cleaning power and make it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene at home.
We are happy to discuss toothbrushes and other oral hygiene products with you and make recommendations based on your oral health status and your needs. Simply talk to one of our dentists or dental hygienists and they will be happy to help!