Knowing how to care for and maintain good oral hygiene is essential to our wellbeing.
To find out more, we share 6 simple steps everyone can follow for healthy teeth and gums.
1. Maintain a proper oral hygiene routine
I recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and paying special attention to reach all areas of the mouth, including the backs of your teeth, the gum line and tongue.
Establish a routine that works for you, that you can repeat every morning and evening.
This is one of the best ways to maintain a glowing smile, and prevent other dental issues such as periodontal (gum) diseases and tooth decay.
2. Switch to a clean section of floss every time you move to a new tooth
Part of establishing a correct dental hygiene routine is knowing how to use your equipment.
When flossing you should use a good amount, roughly 5cm.
You can then wrap this around your thumb and index finger for a good motion.
Slide the floss up and down around each tooth, moving gently to avoid cuts or injury.
Be sure to use a different area of floss for each part you clean, for better results.
3. Use an appropriate amount of mouthwash
It can sometimes be hard to know how much mouthwash you should use and for how long.
Follow the instructions on the label, or if not a good rule of thumb, is to fill the bottle cap that comes on the mouthwash.
You should swill the solution around your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out.
Some mouthwashes may require you to dilute them with water. It’s best to check the bottle before application.
4. Stick to a healthy diet
Nutrition also plays a vital role in helping you to care for your teeth and gums.
By adding certain foods to your diet, such as leafy greens, nuts and berries, you can strengthen your oral health.
These foods are packed with nutrients and calcium, necessary for healthy teeth and gums.
You should also avoid consuming too many acidic fizzy drinks and sugary foods as these can erode the enamel that protects your teeth.
5. Visit your dentist at least twice a year
Receiving regular dental check-ups will help ensure proper oral hygiene is maintained.
Your dentist can advise what changes you can make to your routine to better care for your teeth and gums.
6. Seek dental implant treatment to restore the look and feel of your teeth
One of the most common dental issues we treat our patients for is tooth loss.
Tooth loss can result in changes to your facial structure and cause your jawbone to shrink, making you appear older.
It can also lead to an improper bite distribution, putting additional strain on your natural teeth and causing irreparable damage.
This is why it’s best to address these issues as soon as possible.
With the help of dental implant treatment, we can help restore the look and the functionality of the missing natural teeth.
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