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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Oral Hygiene                                                        

Effective tooth brushing pdf file

Four simple steps to toothbrushing

  • How often do I need to replace my toothbrush?
  • What toothpaste should I use?
  • What does it mean if my gums bleed?
  • How often should I brush my teeth?

Cleaning between the teeth pdf file

Flossing made simple

  • How often do I need to floss my teeth?
  • Why does the floss or tape tear to shreds between some teeth?
  • Is it possible to pull a filling out with dental floss?
  • How can I reach my back teeth without gaggling?

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