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Simple ways to keep your teeth clean

Posted 5 February 2016 in News

Toothbrush

Our oral health is very important because it affects our overall health. If we don’t take proper care of our teeth and gums, we will soon notice the first problems. So, brush your teeth with toothpaste which includes fluoride at least two times a day for about 2 minutes in order to preserve your oral health.

Plaque is a layer of bacteria that forms around the teeth if you don’t clean them in a proper way. Plaque leads to tooth decay and gum disease. The simplest way to prevent plaque accumulation is to brush your teeth regularly, ensuring that you brush the entire surface of each tooth.

The best idea is to brush your teeth before bedtime and in the morning and get into that routine. Depending on the general condition of your teeth, your dentist may provide some other suggestions to that routine. With manual and electrical toothbrushes to choose from, many people wonder which option is better. The fact is that both options provide great results. Using an electrical toothbrush may be more convenient to some people. Our only advice is to clean the entire surface of your teeth regardless of the type of toothbrush you choose.

The type of toothpaste you use is important too. Generally speaking, it is recommended to use toothpaste that comes with a proper concentration of fluoride. There are some cases when people need toothpaste with higher amounts of fluoride and your dentist should be able to advise on this.

Using a mouthwash will also be helpful even though experts advise not to use this product right after you are finished with the brushing because you can destroy the effects of the toothpaste.

Last but not least, you should not forget the importance of dental floss. With the help of dental floss, you will be able to eliminate the food stuck between your teeth and protect yourself from bad breath and gum disease.

For more advice about oral health, please contact us now.

Call us now to make an appointment on 024 7668 6690

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