Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked question that Charlotte has listed. if you have any other question please feel free to pop Charlotte a message direct via email: info@tfcdental.co.uk or on Instagram @TFCDENTAL

How long should I take to brush my teeth?

You should brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, this is not including the time it takes to use the floss or interdental brushes.

TFC always says to patients to use the floss and interdental brushes at the brush that you have more time. so if you are a morning person use the floss and interdental brushes then, or if you are like charlotte who never has enough time in the morning then use the floss and interdental brushes in the evening. on average it can take 5-8 minutes to do a full clean with brushing , flossing and tongue cleaning

Should I use Mouthwash?

if using mouthwash it should be alcohol free and used at a separate time to brushing. Mouthwash does not substitute for any brushing or interdental/tongue cleaning and should just be used as a bonus at another time during the day.

My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to see a dentist/hygienist?

Your teeth may feel fine, but it’s still important to see the dentist/hygienist regularly because problems can exist without you knowing. Dental professionals are trained to take xrays to highlight any issues the eye cant see and spot any concerns in your mouth.  Your smile’s appearance is important, and your dentist can help keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful. With so many advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth. Today’s dentists offer many treatment choices that can help you smile with confidence, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
  • Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers

It is also important to have your mouth regularly checked for oral cancer as this is on the rise!

Visiting the dentist/hygienist:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!
How Often should I brush my teeth and when?

We should all be brushing twice a day. the most important time to brush is before bed and then we should brush at any  other time of day. most people don’t realise that the bed time brush is more important as most of us have been taught to always brush I the morning before leaving the house.

so make sure you brush before bed and then again maybe in the morning before you leave to start your day.

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

Charlotte will always give patients a detailed Oral Health Home care regime

All patients should

  1. Brush 2 x a day
  2. use an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste
  3. uses either dental floss or interdental brushes daily to clean in-between the teeth where the brush doesn’t reach
  4. do not rinse after brushing – spit only – this ensure the goodness in the toothpaste is left to do its job on your teeth
  5. clean your tongue

there may be additional tailored advice given at your check ups that is relevant to you and your oral health, make sure you are also filling this guidance from your hygienist or dentist

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

Charlotte will always give patients a detailed Oral Health Home care regime

All patients should

  1. Brush 2 x a day
  2. use an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste
  3. uses either dental floss or interdental brushes daily to clean in-between the teeth where the brush doesn’t reach
  4. do not rinse after brushing – spit only – this ensure the goodness in the toothpaste is left to do its job on your teeth
  5. clean your tongue

there may be additional tailored advice given at your check ups that is relevant to you and your oral health, make sure you are also filling this guidance from your hygienist or dentist

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

Charlotte will always give patients a detailed Oral Health Home care regime

All patients should

  1. Brush 2 x a day
  2. use an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste
  3. uses either dental floss or interdental brushes daily to clean in-between the teeth where the brush doesn’t reach
  4. do not rinse after brushing – spit only – this ensure the goodness in the toothpaste is left to do its job on your teeth
  5. clean your tongue

there may be additional tailored advice given at your check ups that is relevant to you and your oral health, make sure you are also filling this guidance from your hygienist or dentist

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

Charlotte will always give patients a detailed Oral Health Home care regime

All patients should

  1. Brush 2 x a day
  2. use an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste
  3. uses either dental floss or interdental brushes daily to clean in-between the teeth where the brush doesn’t reach
  4. do not rinse after brushing – spit only – this ensure the goodness in the toothpaste is left to do its job on your teeth
  5. clean your tongue

there may be additional tailored advice given at your check ups that is relevant to you and your oral health, make sure you are also filling this guidance from your hygienist or dentist

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?

Charlotte will always give patients a detailed Oral Health Home care regime

All patients should

  1. Brush 2 x a day
  2. use an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste
  3. uses either dental floss or interdental brushes daily to clean in-between the teeth where the brush doesn’t reach
  4. do not rinse after brushing – spit only – this ensure the goodness in the toothpaste is left to do its job on your teeth
  5. clean your tongue

there may be additional tailored advice given at your check ups that is relevant to you and your oral health, make sure you are also filling this guidance from your hygienist or dentist

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Founded in 2018 by Charlotte Benson, TFC Dental services offers a wide range of dental hygiene services ranging from cleans, gum treatments and whitening to referrals and advice.

Contact us via email
Info@tfcdental.co.uk
Contact us via whatsapp:
07828 979 521
Working hours

{My}Dentist Saville Road: Tuesdays

Anna House Dental: Thursdays and Saturdays

Green Street Dental Practice: Mondays and Fridays

Loughton Dental Centre: Wednesdays

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