3 Simple Steps to Dental Hygiene

Brush and Floss Regularly

We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, morning and night. Using a soft brush prevents damage to the gums and and try and replace your toothbrush every 4 months.

Use short strokes to brush your teeth, brushing both vertically and horizontally. 

Flossing is as important as brushing your teeth so try and floss at least once a day. Flossing helps remove plaque and food debris in-between the teeth so helps promote gum health. 

 

 

 

 

 

See a Dentist Every Year

A yearly dental examination helps maintain your teeth for the long-term. The dentist will be able to take x-rays and initiate routine cleaning which can help reduce plaque formation, reduce decay and avoid halitosis. 

Regular dental check ups will also allow the dentist to screen for more serious problems, such as signs of oral cancer. 

 

Make Lifestyle Changes

Smoking has been shown to double the risk of tooth loss by the age of 70. It has also been linked with oral cancer and gum disease. Teeth can become stained which can impact your smile and effect your social interactions. 

If you require help to stop smoking or want to know more about what options are available, please follow our link on smoking cessation

Your diet is also an important factor in dental hygiene and is relatively easy to change. 

Certain foods are well known to be teeth-friendly as follows:

  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Green tea
  • Plain yoghurt and cheese
  • Sugar-free gum

Try and avoid the following:

  • Sugary drinks 
  • Soft bread
  • Sweets
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