Brushing your teeth & daily flossing will help you maintain optimal oral health and keep your smile looking great. It prevents gum disease & other dental related problems. In order to brush your teeth effectively, you need to ensure you are following a correct brushing method.
The most common and widely recognised method is the Bass method. The Bass Method endures plaque found at and above your gum line is cleaned effectively thereby reducing the plaque in this area which is often neglected when not brushed correctly. The Bass technique involves angling the brush at about 45 degrees resting the brush on the junction of tooth to gum and brushing up or down over the tooth. The movement of the brush bristles is always away from the gum. This method is technique sensitive and a lot of care is required to master the Bass method , it requires different positioning and movement on various sections of the mouth.
A manual brush is utilised, and one with soft bristles and a small head. This allows the brush to fit into the smaller areas especially on the outside of the upper molars (back teeth) and on the tongue side of the lower molars without too much difficulty. We have a wide range of toothbrushes with variety of sizes and bristle softness to suit all mouth sizes.
The Australian Dental Association recommends we use a fluoride toothpaste. We at My Oral Care have the Paro Amin toothpaste range. The children's toothpaste has 250 ppm Fluoride , with a mild mint flavour . The adult toothpaste has 1250ppm fluoride and also contains Panthenol to help strengthen the gums. Both toothpastes are SLS free . SLS has been known to cause sensitivity and even allergy in some people.
Flossing should be performed on a daily basis to remove plaque between your teeth in which a toothbrush cannot reach. Approximately 90% of problems arise from areas between the teeth so it is important to floss effectively.Flossing should be done gently to prevent any damage to the delicate gingivae . We recommend you ask your oral health professional to show you the correct method. There are different types of floss depending on the size of the area and the tightness of the contact points between your teeth.
The Paro classic floss is used in narrow areas and is waxed that allows it to glide between teeth. It's also comparable and can be used with the Paro floss holder . This allows you to use it between the molars (back teeth) where it's difficult to gain access. The Paro floss holder allows you to use small amounts that can be easily discarded without touching and allows you to place a new length of floss .the package of the Paro Classic floss is designed to allow you to place the holder and cut a small portion of floss without any waste.
One of the causes of bad breath is stagnant bacteria on the oral soft tissues , including the tongue. A mouthwash can be effective for the general reduction of the oral bacteria but if bad breath persists, it could also be due to bacteria and food particles being trapped on the papillae of the tongue ( these are very fine , small projections on the tongue surface that aids in food breakdown and taste ). In this case, the Paro oolitt tongue cleaner is ideal for removing bacteria from the tongue .