Gums are the foundation of your teeth, when they are diseased, the health of your teeth, fillings, crowns, and dental implants are jeopardised.
With a little help from us, instructing you in the correct ways of brushing, as well as using the correct equipment, mouthwash and interdental aids, you will have the tools that you need to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
It is important to have regular 6-monthly scale & polishes and that is why we recommend the service along with your examination appointment, saving you time and keeping you healthy.
However, if you are susceptible to build-up of stain and tartar, you will benefit from a full hygiene and Air-polish treatment every 3-4 months.
At Eledent, we use the fantastic Prophy-Mate Air Polisher, which gently brightens and removes all the stains from the surface of your teeth. This is unlike the traditional methods that can damage and scratch the enamel of your teeth. Our patients love the clean and fresh feeling, as well the brightening effect of Air-polish. This is definitely our most popular treatment.
What is the right way to brush?
Effective brushing takes at least two minutes – that’s right, 120 seconds!
Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch.
To brush your teeth, use round slow, gentle, circular motions, paying extra attention to the gum line, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration.
How to correctly use your electric brush
What is the right way to floss?
Effective flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach – under the gumline and between your teeth.
Because plaque build- up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended. To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:
Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.
Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
Here at Eledent we hold a wide range of dental sundries. Any of our team will be happy to give you advice on purchasing our products.