December 1st, 2011
We all would like to keep our teeth until the bitter end in Shepperton and as long as we get to grips with the art of looking after our teeth at home on a daily basis, there should be no reason why we can’t take them to the grave with us. Oral hygiene is such an important routine we should study and learn to master in order to maintain the health of our teeth and gums. And there really is no excuse for messing this up, seeing as we not only have the luxury of our dentist to sound out, but we can find out everything we need to know on the internet as well. Once the basics of brushing and flossing has been practiced to precision and we can do it with our eyes shut, then it’s just a matter of finding the right tools for the job and the products that suit your mouth. Get the right brush first, manual or electric and then get the right toothpaste- and then back it up with a good floss to get deep into the places brushes fear to tread. And if that’s not enough, follow that up with those tiny brushes in the shops that slid effortlessly between the teeth and gums and a good mouthwash and you will be laughing all the way to dental heaven- who says that dentists are not expendable eh?
April 17th, 2011
Maintaining good oral hygiene is not really a complicated business. It is mostly about following the advice that you get from your dentist so that you have a healthy set of teeth and gums. The main aim of the maintenance of oral hygiene is to try and minimise the amount of plaque that is in your mouth. This is because plaque damages teeth and gums, causing teeth to decay and gums to become inflamed and diseased.
The most important thing to do is to brush your teeth. Use a brush with firm bristles that have not been worn down or become dirty. Apply a pea sized amount of fluoride enriched tooth paste and brush every corner of your mouth, including the inside of your teeth. Once you have done this, don’t forget to floss. By pulling dental floss between your teeth you are removing the plaque which can lurk there, out of the reach of the bristles on your tooth brush.
Along with this, you should go and visit your Weybridge dentist every six months so that your mouth can be checked over. Preventive dentistry is far more preferable than having to undergo treatment for a condition that has begun to develop such as gum disease or dental decay. As part of this you should pursue a generally healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet and avoid activities such as smoking tobacco and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
Having excellent oral hygiene means that you will be able to eat and drink in comfort. Not only that, you will be able to smile, knowing that your teeth look strong and healthy. If you follow the simple advice set out above then you won’t even have to think about the health of your teeth and gums.
April 3rd, 2010
How long has it been since your last dental check up? If it has been longer than six months, you may be putting the health of your teeth at risk. Molesey dentists recommend that patients should see their dentists every six months to keep their teeth as healthy as possible.
Looking after your teeth is very important as it can prevent painful and costly tooth decay and gum disease, which can be a source of great stress and anxiety. Effective dental care begins at home with brushing and flossing. This is important because it helps to remove plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. If left to develop, plaque will start to release acids that erode the protective layer of tooth enamel and irritate gum tissue. If left untreated, this will cause further dental problems such as abscesses and infections, which may be very unpleasant.
However, even the best home oral hygiene routine needs to be supplemented with the advice and care of a dentist. During a check up appointment, your dentists will examine your teeth and gums for the signs of decay and disease. They can carry out any necessary treatment. It may also be a good idea to have a deep clean appointment with a dental hygienist to remove any plaque that has hardened to become tartar.
Dentists will also be able to check for any other oral health problems such as the very nasty oral cancer. Spotting the symptoms of oral cancer early can give you a much greater chance of beating the disease. Dentists will also look for any other signs of oral complications including enamel erosion and damaged teeth. They can also highlight problems areas and provide you with essential dental care information.