Bring A Smile To Your Face
The mouth is often referred to as the gateway to the body, and for good reason as an unhealthy mouth can lead to a multitude of other health problems. When it comes to oral health, small steps can make a big difference, so what can you do to help bring a smile to your face, and keep your mouth healthy?
One of the most important and fastest routes to achieving high levels of oral health is correct brushing, teeth should be brushed thoroughly twice a day, ideally once in the morning and once in the evening. When it comes to brushing, for children and vulnerable people it is a good idea to supervise them during their brushing routine to make sure that they avoid missing parts of the mouth, especially hard-to-reach areas and limit the amount of fluoride which can be ingested during the teeth and gum cleaning process.
When it comes to brushing, at any age getting it right will define your oral health outcomes – it might appear a silly question, but do you know how to brush? A soft brush is often best, and an electric toothbrush is the most thorough, brush before you drink an acidic drink such as a fruit juice, and when it comes to brushing, how do you finish your routine? Avoid rinsing your mouth, instead, simply spit out any toothpaste so that the paste on your teeth gives the chance for fluoride to apply to your teeth.
Your teeth come under attack and the most feared enemy your teeth will face is sugar. When it comes to your diet and the impact it has upon your oral health think not only about the amount of sugar in your diet, but also the frequency you consume it, and the timings of when you do so. Sugary foods should be avoided between meals, when it comes to eating something sugary, think about rounding off your meal with a piece of cheese to neutralise the acids in your mouth.
No matter how much you do for your teeth and gums, there is always a need for professional help, a dentist plays a major role in maintaining your all-round oral health. A dentist, with their trained, expert eye can help keep your teeth and gums in top condition by diagnosing and treating early signs of tooth decay as well as gum disease. A dentist, alongside a dental hygienist can help you to clean your teeth in the difficult-to-reach areas and offer practical advice to how to keep your mouth healthy.
Top Toothy Tips
An electric toothbrush is the most thorough method of cleaning your teeth and gums.
Do It Twice A Day
Brushing twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Put Your Teeth In Safe Hands
Visit a dentist every six months to let a professional keep a close eye on your oral health