Sunday 1 February 2015

Oral Health Day: Top tips to keeping the dentist at bay

Dentist Kevin O'Brien

This week's World Oral Health Day, March 20, theme was 'Celebrating Healthy Smile'. As well as regular check-ups to spot and prevent any problems, here are five top tips to keep those teeth gleaming:

1. Brush and floss at least twice a day

2.Cut down on sugary snacks in between meals

3.Use sugar free alternative where possible

4.Avoid aggressive heavy brushing always use a soft toothbrush

5.Supervise and help young kids when brushing

Kevin O'Brien operates the Winning Smile dental practices in Cork. He was a recent award winner in the Sensodyne dentist national awards.

 

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