Prevention of periodontal (gum) disease – to be used in addition to tooth decay prevention advice
All adolescents and adults
Brush teeth systematically twice daily with either:– a manual brush with a small head and round end filaments, a compact, angled arrangement of long and short filaments and a comfortable handle OR – a powered toothbrush with an oscillating/rotating head
Do not smoke
Consider using toothpaste containing:
triclosan with copolymer
triclosan with zinc citrate to improve levels of plaque control
Toothpaste with stannous fluoride may reduce gingivitis
Clean interdentally using interdental brushes or floss
Maintain good dietary practices in line with The Balance of Good Health
The toothpaste with “Total” in the title generally contain triclosan – always check on the packaging.
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