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Pro tips for better flossing

It's not an optional extra.This new video from the ADA clearly explains why flossing should be a key part of everyone's dental care. #dentalhealthweek #watchyourmouth

Posted by Australian Dental Association on Sunday, 5 August 2018

Flossing Tips!

We’ve all been told we need to floss, but do you really know how to floss the right way? How often should you floss? Do kids need to floss too? Let the professionals show you how to do it in this short video by the Australian Dental Association.

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Exciting News!

Restrictions on dental treatment will be eased from next Monday!Yay 🙌🏼 we missed our patients so much!The new Level 2 restrictions will still limit certain treatments our dentists can provide, but thankfully we can start offering a broader range of 🦷 treatments again.The Gentle Dentist thank you 🙏🏼 for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Posted by The Gentle Dentist at Mt Warren Park on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Exciting News!

Restrictions on dental treatment will be eased from Monday the 27th of April! Yay 🙌🏼 we missed our patients so much! The new Level 2 restrictions will still limit certain treatments our dentists can provide, but thankfully we can start offering a broader range of 🦷 treatments again. The Gentle Dentist thank you 🙏🏼 for your ongoing support and we look

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Is it true that brushing harder means cleaner teeth?

Is it true that brushing harder means cleaner teeth?Answer: False.Don’t kill your teeth with kindness! Brushing too hard can actually lead to gum problems, sensitivity and tooth decay. Teeth and gums are delicate tissues and brushing too hard (or with too much firm a toothbrush) can actually cause the gums to recede from the neck of the tooth (where the gum and tooth meets). Gum recession exposes the soft inner layer of the tooth called Dentine. Dentine is more prone to tooth decay, wear and sensitivity. So how should we brush our teeth??? The goal of teeth brushing is to remove plaque - the soft white sticky film made up of bacteria, food and saliva residues. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle brush. Aim the toothbrush towards the gum line and brush in a circular motion, avoiding horizontal scrubbing motions. An electric toothbrush can be a good aid to help facilitate brushing technique.

Posted by The Gentle Dentist at Mt Warren Park on Thursday, 4 April 2019

True or False: Brushing harder means cleaner teeth.

Answer: False. Don’t kill your teeth with kindness! Brushing too hard can actually lead to gum problems, sensitivity and tooth decay. Teeth and gums are delicate tissues and brushing too hard (or with too much firm a toothbrush) can actually cause the gums to recede from the neck of the tooth (where the gum and

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Myth: Flossing is unnecessary if you brush well Answer: False, that myth is a bust!!! We all know that brushing is important to remove plaque and bacteria from our teeth, but if you are relying solely on brushing to keep your teeth clean, you’re actually not cleaning between your teeth at all. Your toothbrush cannot fit between teeth and in fact, even mouth rinse isn’t able to clean properly between the teeth either – so even though we all whinge and moan about having to floss every day, flossing is a very important part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy.Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, known as plaque, from your teeth. If not removed, plaque can irritate the gums, causing them to bleed easily and become inflamed, which breeds more bacteria and causes gum disease. Plaque also generates acid, which can destroy the enamel between your teeth, consequently forming dental decay or cavities between your teeth. Dental decay between teeth can develop secretly without you being aware of it and usually by the time it gives you pain, the damage to your tooth is significant and can be costly to fix, so make sure you have a dental check up every 6 months so we can spot the early signs of decay and help you keep smiling!

Posted by The Gentle Dentist at Mt Warren Park on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

True or False: Flossing is unnecessary if you brush well

Answer: False, that myth is a bust!!! We all know that brushing is important to remove plaque and bacteria from our teeth, but if you are relying solely on brushing to keep your teeth clean, you’re actually not cleaning between your teeth at all. Your toothbrush cannot fit between teeth and in fact, even mouth

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