Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Good Oral Hygiene is extremly important to stay happy, healty and smiling longer. Here are are a few things that will help you to do so between your 6 monthly dental check ups.


When you brush your teeth use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of toothpaste. Move the brush in small, circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line.

  • Hold the toothbrush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, covering all areas between teeth and the surface of each tooth.
  • Brush the lower teeth, the upper teeth, the inside, outside and chewing surface of your entire front and back teeth.
  • Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before you rinse.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day to avoid food particles and plaque accumulating to keep up good oral hygiene.
  • It is recommended that you replace your Tooth brush every 3 months or as soon as the bristles start to wear down.


Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after you finish brushing.

There are many pros and cons for and against both the manual and electric tooth brush . It is a fact that the electric tooth brush gives more movement, therfore they would naturally give you a better clean. With advanced technology electric tooth brushes can now come with more features than ever, such as deep, sensitive, tongue and daily cleaning. Some even come with pressure sensors to alert you if too much force has been placed on your gums.

Needless to say the best tooth brush is one that is being used, manual or electric .

Vermont South Dental is a part of the Oral B Electric tooth brush Trial

Ask us and you can take one for a test drive at your next visit


For areas between the teeth that a toothbrush can't reach, dental floss is used to remove food particles and plaque.

Floss at night to make sure your teeth are squeaky clean before you go to bed. Apart from adding to your oral hygiene,  this will prevent cavities, plaque forming and bad breath upon waking. When you first begin flossing, your gums may bleed a little. If the bleeding does not go away after the first few times,please let us know when you book in for yourcheck up, or at your next appointment.