Dr Emmanuel Coumbis BDSc

Oral Hygiene

There are two very important aspects to maintaining your oral hygiene:

The correct technique

  • Soft toothbrush
  • 45 degree angle to gums
  • Circular and/or jiggling motion
  • Don’t forget the chewing sides


  • 2-3 times daily
  • 2-3 minutes each time

Electric toothbrushes can make the above easier to achieve. Hint: you will brush longer if you move away from the mirror. Perhaps do a simple odd job with your free hand.

Its is also strongly advised not to brush for 30minutes after eating acidic food, as this will cause loss of enamel resulting in abrasions/erosion lesions.

Dr Coumbis will explain this more fully for you as needed.

Peregian Beach Dental has brochures that are available on request to help explain the above in more detail.



Manual Brushing

Appliance Cleaning

Mini Flosser

Angle Brush

Power Brushing