Here are several PDF’s to help you with various treatments.
Please use these as a guide only and contact us with any specific concerns or issues.
- AFTER EXTRACTIONS OR SURGERY
- AFTER PERIODONTAL TREATMENT
- BEFORE ZOOM BLEACHING
- AFTER ZOOM BLEACHING
- HOME BLEACHING
- INFORMATION FOR ORTHODONTICS
Our Hygiene Department have put together a short, 3 minute video on proper flossing and brushing techniques.
Flossing and Brushing Instructions
To help you maintain your teeth & gums, we suggest that you follow these daily, simple & important dental health tasks:
Before brushing & after main meals. Within about 10-15 minutes of finishing eating. Spend about 1 minute flossing, it is just as important as brushing.
After rinsing your mouth with water, use a forearm length of dental floss or a flossing tool to remove food from between teeth and around the gums. Do not snap floss into your gums, it should slide into place. Zigzag the floss whilst forming a C around teeth.
Flossing removes food containing sugars from areas where brushing will not, mainly the areas where your teeth and gums meet.
Things to Watch
Rinse well, and if the water is pink your gums need more attention & treatment.
Immediately after flossing. Spend at least 2 minutes brushing. This is 120 seconds that can dramatically affect your dental and overall health, a small investment of time.
Use short, gentle strokes with a SOFT bristle brush. At a 45O angle to you teeth use rolling, circular motions on the gums and teeth. Massage the gums with the brush and reach all the back teeth & gums too.
Brush tongue, or perhaps use a scraper to remove bacteria and freshen breath.
This brushing action removes plaque bacteria that form into hard tartar that decays strong tooth enamel and leads to gum and bone disease.
Things to Watch
Avoid overusing whitening toothpaste as it can wear your teeth and create sensitivity.