It may sound obvious, but ensuring you are brushing your teeth effectively can make a considerable difference to the health of your mouth. You should ensure you are brushing twice a day – once before you go to bed, and once at any other time of the day – and each brushing session should last around two minutes. Whilst some patients find an electric toothbrush gives a more thorough clean, you can achieve the same results with a manual brush.
During brushing, you should ensure you clean all surfaces of all your teeth. Whilst not essential, you may also want to brush your tongue, as this will help to prevent bacteria build-up and bad breath. Spit out excess toothpaste after you brush, but don’t rinse with water. You should also regularly use floss or interdental brushes to remove plaque from along your gum line. Your Glasgow dentist or dental hygienist will be able to advise you on flossing techniques if you are unsure.