How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

May 24, 2023 10:06 am Published by

So, how often should you brush and floss? The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommend brushing your teeth twice daily. Yep, that means getting your toothbrush out in the morning and before hitting the hay at night. By doing this, you’ll be a plaque-fighting superhero, keeping tooth decay, gum disease, and dragon breath at bay!


Now, when you’re brushing, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and some fluoride toothpaste. Treat your toothbrush right by replacing it every 6 months. Smiles of Ryde Dental Surgery provides you with a complementary new toothbrush and a packet of floss at every checkup and clean appointment. Don’t forget it’s biodegradable, so you can bury it in the backyard!

Remember, brush all sides of your teeth – the inside, the outside, and the chewing surfaces. Oh, and don’t forget about your tongue! Give it a gentle scrub to get rid of any lurking bacteria.


Ah, flossing! It’s like giving your teeth a hug. The ADA recommends flossing once a day. Flossing with string can be very tricky. Here at Smiles of Ryde Dental Surgery, we provide complimentary floss holders; they are so easy to use, biodegradable, and so good for the environment.


Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s not forget mouthwash! Swishing with some antimicrobial mouthwash can help kick those bacteria to the curb and leave your breath smelling minty fresh. And if you want to take it up a notch, try tongue scraping. It might sound weird, but it’s a quick and easy way to clean your tongue and keep your whole mouth happy.

The Dentist

Of course, all of this brushing and flossing is fantastic, but seeing your dentist regularly is important too. We can catch any sneaky dental issues early on, clean your teeth professionally, and provide personalized advice just for you. Come to visit Dr Danny and Dr Josie at Smiles of Ryde Dental Surgery. Call 98742154 or Book Now

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