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Too Busy to Brush?

Has your dental health routine has taken a back seat to your hectic schedule? You might be pleased to hear that the focus of Dental Health Week this year is Oral Health for Busy Lives.

Dental Health Week is 7 – 13 August and is fast approaching.

In the lead up to Dental Health Week, we’ll be sharing tips and techniques from the Australian Dental Association (ADA) you can easily add to your day.

Our dentists, Dr Ian Renton and Dr Tim Long have the experience and skills to answer your questions and partner with you to maximise your oral health. They have a strong focus on preventive dentistry and would love to encourage you to feel great about your smile.

Brushing is an easy thing skip when you’re busy. Yet, it’s incredibly important for your oral health and overall health. The best news is, even busy people have time for this simple system.

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  • Brush for two minutes or more, morning and night
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a flexible neck
  • Brush gently in a circular motion – toothbrush at 45 degrees

Tips from the Australian Dental Association

If you scrub too hard from side to side, you can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel.

Take care to brush carefully along the inner, outer and chewing surfaces, making sure you tip the toothbrush so you can reach the inner front areas of the teeth, which are often missed.

And yes, while it may seem strange at first to brush your tongue, doing so reduces the bacteria in your mouth and helps your breath stay fresh! All you need to do is push the bristles on the tongue and scrape gently forward.

Our dentists are happy to spend time with you to explain and demonstrate brushing techniques. We also have a great range of Oral B toothbrushes for all of your family to help you make the most of your brushing.

Download the full Fact Sheet about how brushing keeps your teeth clean and healthy from the ADA

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