Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene: How to Look after your Teeth

How to brush, floss and keep your teeth in Tip Top Condition.

Our Guide to your Dental Health : Eight Golden Rules For Keeping Teeth Healthy For A Lifetime

Good dental health involves brushing and flossing your teeth every day, plus regular visits to a dentist or dental hygienist. In addition supplement your dental care with the use of products like mouthwash or advanced mouth care systems. You should keep it in mind that the lack of appropriate dental care practices will result in cavities and gum disease.

To begin with, you need to understand your dental health care needs, as your oral health depends on a number of factors the main being:

  • your diet,
  • the kind and amount of saliva in your mouth,
  • your general health,
  • your dental hygiene regime.

Make sure you try your best to follow the daily routine suggested by your dentist or dental hygienist.

Eight Golden Rules for Great Dental Health

To help keep teeth and gums strong and healthy follow these “Seven Golden Rules” and teach them to your children; they are….

  • 1. Brush teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
  • 2. Use a mouthwash to aid keeping your gums and teeth healthy, but do not rely on a mouthwash alone.
  • 3. Floss and or use interdental brushes between your teeth daily.
  • 4. Wear a well fitting mouth guard when playing sports.
  • 5. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day-and remember to practice healthy eating .
  • 6. For children ask your dentist about dental sealants.
  • 7. If you or your child are wearing fixed orthodontic braces, make sure you clean around all the brackets and wires.
  • 8. Visit the dentist regularly.

Since fluoride protects developing teeth in young children and prevents decay in adults, you should use a toothpaste and mouthwash that has fluoride in it. You ought to brush at least twice a day, if possible three times or after every meal and ideally  floss every day. Brushing and flossing will remove plaque, a complicated mass of germs that continuously forms on your teeth. Limitation the number of treats and snacks you eat and follow a well balanced diet plan.

Dental Hygiene Top Tip: Avoid or stop Smoking:

Tobacco or smoking of any kind increases the danger of oral cancer and will cause stains on your teeth. Smoking also has been shown to be linked to poor ‘gum health' and slower healing.

Visit your dentist and get your mouth examined regularly.

Remember:

Parents need to teach good oral health habits to their children as early as possible.

“A smile can last a lifetime” – if you take care of it.

 

Contact us to learn more individual advice.

 

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