4 simple ways to improve your oral hygiene

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At Dental Dimensions our ethos is to combine high quality care with patient comfort. We understand that our service extends beyond the professional service you receive at our practice and to how you care for your teeth and gums at home. That’s why we thought we would share some simple ways for you to maintain good oral hygiene on a day to day basis.

Only the right foods of course! Foods such as apples, celery and carrots or any other fibre-rich fruit and vegetables have a detergent like effect in your mouth. This increases the flow of saliva and gives your mouth a good cleanse. Saliva contains small amounts of calcium and phosphate which helps to restore minerals to areas of teeth that have lost them from bacterial acids.

Drink Water
Drink water regularly in replacement of sugary or acidic beverages. Many of the soft drinks or hot beverages you may be drinking could be eroding your enamel and creating an environment in which bacteria can cause decay.

Brush your teeth correctly
There’s a certain technique to brushing your teeth. It’s not just about creating a nice pattern with your brush in your mouth or brushing your teeth excessively whilst grinning uncontrollably in the hope that you will achieve that pearly white smile. It’s an art form that requires the brush to be held at a 45 degree angle against the gum line. Teeth should be brushed morning and night using short, circular motions that includes 30 seconds brushing each section of your mouth (upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left).

Regular dentist appointments
Make sure you visit your dentist at the frequency they have recommended which will be appropriate to your personal dental need. There’s nothing like the treatment and care that you will receive from a qualified professional dentist to ensure that your oral hygiene is at its best. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums and will identify any areas that need care, such as tooth decay or gum disease.

For more information on maintaining good oral hygiene or our other products and services, please call 01566 773873, email info@dentaldimensions.co.uk

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