Tips & Trivia
The hardest thing in your body is the enamel on your teeth A child will usually have 20 teeth by age 2 Proper brushing involves moving the brush in soft, short strokes. Position the brush in a way that it forms a 45 degree angle against the gum and move the brush in a circular motion away from the gum Flossing before brushing helps dislodge plaque and food debris so
brushing can wipe it away Avoid drinking water for at least 30 min after tea to avoid teeth staining Avoid dry mouth – Saliva provides an essential defence against tooth decay and periodontal disease. Where there is insufficient saliva serious dental health problems can arise If you are looking for a good mouthwash then make sure it is alcohol-free, as alcohol is an irritant and can dry out the mouth. This will have the effect of reducing the amount of saliva present, and make your teeth more susceptible to bacteria.