The Dos and Don’ts of Dental Health

The Dos and Don’ts of Dental Health

Our list of dos and don’ts to see how well you’re looking after your oral health.


  • Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, and especially before you go to sleep.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles look worn or splayed.
  • Use high-quality, gentle toothpaste. Some toothpaste, especially whitening toothpaste can be very abrasive and may damage your tooth enamel.
  • Visit Casey Dental every six months for your regular check-ups because it’s such an easy way to maintain a healthy smile!


  • Brush your teeth too hard because you can damage your tooth enamel and your gums. Instead, use gentle circular motions to brush your teeth while holding your brush at a 45° angle.
  • Have hot water and lemon to start your day or suck on lemons, because the acidity in lemon juice can erode your tooth enamel.
  • Use somebody else’s toothbrush because a damp toothbrush is a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Do you really want to share bacteria with someone else?
  • Use your teeth to open packets or wrappers because this can chip or crack them.