Taking care of your teeth

To keep your teeth and gums healthy you need to make sure that you brush, rinse, floss, visit your dentist and eat the right foods.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to remove food and bacteria that may grow in your mouth. Always brush your teeth in circles for 2 to 3 minutes. Get a new tooth brush every 3 or 4 months.

  • Floss once a day to remove any food or plaque that get stuck in the spaces between your teeth.

  • Go to a dentist dentist immediately if you notice any bleeding, pain or swelling in your gums.

Remember, bad oral hygiene can cause other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and lung infections.

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B-Wise User Alwande 22 May 2018 21:26

Make sure you dont share your tooth brush

B-Wise User Anonymous 19 December 2016 19:09

Are there government dentists at clinics in and around Soweto? The consultation prices are expensive and I have gigavintis

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 December 2016 17:55

Hi anonymous, gingivitis is a serious disease, so it is good that you are making an effort to get help. You can go the following clinics in Soweto: Mofolo clinic, Meadowlands, Lillian Ngoyi (Koos) clinic. They will not make you pay for a dentist visit.