Oral hygiene routine
The basis of a beautiful, strong smile is your oral hygiene routine, which can be accomplished in 3 easy steps:
- Brushing: Brushing your teeth with a fluoride based toothpaste twice a day for two minutes is the bedrock of a good dental health regime. Brush your teeth in circular motions to optimise the amount of surface area you cover and always change your toothbrush every 3 months. Finding the ideal brush for you is also vital and, whether manual or electric, you must ensure that you can clean your teeth and massage your gums without causing any damage to the enamel or the gum tissue.
- Flossing: Whether you use dental floss, ribbon or interdental brushes, cleaning between your teeth is one of the best ways to stop the development of infection and decay. If it is not done plaque, bacteria and food debris can collect and eat away at your tooth enamel and gum tissue. Flossing as part of a healthy oral hygiene routine is all you need to prevent the development of harmful dental conditions. Do not worry if your gums bleed at first as this will soon stop with maintained and regular flossing.
- Mouthwash: Mouthwash is the finishing touch to your oral health routine, removing any leftover debris, plaque and bacteria from the hard to reach areas of your mouth. Most mouthwashes also protect your mouth from bacteria for the rest of the day, which stops any problems arising through the course of the day.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine can prevent the development of gum disease and tooth decay. However, if you have been unfortunate enough to develop decay or gum disease, rest assured that we will do all we can to rescue your natural teeth and boost your oral health.