Brushing Your Teeth

Our Hygienist services at Highfield Dental will help and advise you on the prevention of gum disease.

Brushing twice a day, morning and evening with a fluoride toothpaste will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Our hygienist will advise you on brushing technique and the most suitable toothbrush for you.

Generally, we recommend adults use a small size toothbrush with soft filaments, as these are more likely to reach all parts of the mouth.

Electric toothbrushes are an alternative, particularly, if you find the manual brushing technique we specify difficult. We generally recommend a rechargeable electric toothbrush with an oscillating rotary movement combined with a pressure indicator light or sensor. Again, we are happy to discuss the most suitable option for you.

The regular use of plaque disclosing tablets which stain plaque left on your teeth after brushing will help to ensure standards don’t slip.

Do NOT brush immediately after eating!! It is important to wait at least 2 hours after a meal before brushing your teeth.