A question frequently posed to me as a dental professional is ,"How long should I brush"? The answer to that question is it is not about how long but how well. A thorough brushing technique is imperative and can be taught to you by your dental professional. It is the only way incidence of dental problems can be reduced. With modern day diets, brushing alone is barely enough as foods are getting finer. It is important to dislodge all food matter from between the teeth as well and this can only be done by flossing, water jetting or using an inter-dental brush. This is especially important around fillings crowns and other dental restorations as those margins tend to attract more of a plaque build up. Watch this space for more dental tips to manage your oral health better.

Dr Raphael Parambi