The Plus White Oral Care
You brush and floss, but are you doing it right?
Improper brushing and flossing can leave bacteria and food particles behind that can lead to plaque build up, tartar, bad breath and even more serious oral problems. By simply correcting your brushing and flossing techniques, along with scheduled dental check-ups, you can make a dramatic improvement in overall oral health.
Use the following tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- Brush for 2-3 minutes to make sure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned.
- Always use a toothpaste containing fluoride to help prevent cavities. All Plus White Xtra Whitening Toothpaste contain fluoride for added cavity protection and help to remove plaque to control tartar build up.
- Brush after every meal or at least twice a day.
- Replace your brush every 2 to 3 months or sooner if the bristles look frayed and worn.
- Floss at least once a day to clean between teeth where brushing can miss.
Proper Brushing Technique
Make sure you’re getting the most out of brushing!
- Choose a toothbrush with soft, round-ended nylon bristles. This will ensure you will not damage or irritate your teeth or gums while brushing.
- Wet the brush, pick-up your favorite Plus White Xtra Whitening Toothpaste and apply enough paste to cover the bristles of the brush.
- Place the brush along the gum line on an angle and brush in a back and forth motion along the entire surface of your teeth. You should concentrate on brushing 2 or 3 teeth at a time.
- Brush the outer surfaces of your teeth before moving to the inner surfaces.
- For the inner sides of front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up and down strokes using the front half of the brush.
- Finally, clean the biting surfaces of your teeth. Place the brush against these surfaces and use a gentle back and forth scrubbing motion to clean them.
- Always brush your tongue from front to back to help reduce odor-causing bacteria.
- Rinse well.
- Clean your toothbrush well and store it in a dry, airy place.
Proper Flossing Technique
Brushing alone won't thoroughly clean your teeth. Food particles get trapped between teeth and along the gum line where brushes cannot reach. These are the places in your mouth that plaque will start to build up. Here’s how to make sure you’re doing it correctly!
- Take a piece of your favorite dental floss, about 18 inches long.
- Wrap each end of the floss around each index finger and using your thumbs, secure it in place between teeth.
- Pull the floss taut and with a gentle back and forth motion, slide it between your teeth and bring it down under the gum line.
- Release the tension from the floss so you can wrap the floss around the surface of the tooth that is to be cleaned.
- Scrape the tooth surface several times beginning below the gum line to the top of the tooth.
- Continue with each tooth until you have flossed all tooth surfaces. Don’t forget your back teeth.
- Give your mouth a good rinse and you are good to go!