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Oral Hygiene
Toothbrushing - Brushing Technique
  • Brush with a small, vigorous circular action or use an electric toothbrush.
  • Try and brush in an ordered sequence starting with the inside surfaces first as they are the most awkward to reach.
  • Move along one tooth at a time with the brush head angled 45 degrees towards the gum line to ensure nowhere is missed.
  • Be careful to brush right down to the gum level as this is where most plaque builds up.
Flossing Technique

Step 1 - Use a ruler length piece of floss, wind floss around your middle fingers to keep it taut. Then place the floss over the tips of your first fingers to reach your back teeth

Step 2 - Floss your top front teeth by placing it over the tip of one finger and one thumb

Step 3 - Ease the floss between your teeth with a gentle sawing action and then clean with an up and down movement, ensuring you curve the floss round each side of each tooth and place the floss slightly below the gum line.


Few people have such a thorough brushing and flossing routine that they would not benefit from the use of mouthwash. An excellent daily mouthwash can help eliminate food debris and bacteria that has not all been removed by brushing and flossing and can be very effective at combating bad breath.
Other mouthwashes are particularly helpful in preventing decay in those prone to recurrent problems or in treating acute gum infections when necessary.

Tongue Cleaning

Tongue cleaning is an important part of your oral hygiene and fresh breath program. The back of the tongue is a reservoir for organisms that cause gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. A tongue cleaner can be used to gently sweep this substance away to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath, alongside a retardex oral spray and mouth rinse.


We stock an extensive range of dental care products. Each item has been carefully rated, and we will be happy to advise on the best product for you. Here is a small selection.

Hygienist Appointment

We offer a number of different hygiene fresh breath packages. With the best will in the world it is still difficult to eradicate plaque and prevent the build up of tartar completely. We strongly recommend visiting the hygienist for a professional dental cleaning session every 3 to 6 months. If you have had porcelain veneers or crown and bridgework you will need to attend our hygienist at least twice a year to extend your guarantee to up to 5 years.

The combination of food and bacteria in your mouth can cause decay, gum disease and bad breath.

It would be a great pity to suffer gum recession, or to lose teeth through gum disease because of long-term neglect to oral hygiene. It would equally be a shame to compromise the effect of an attractive smile with bad breath even in the short term.

Follow these daily steps to maintain a healthy mouth, fresh breath and to maximise the longevity of your smile.