Halloween is on the horizon and at Harley Street Dental Studio, we’re on a mission to protect our patients from dental dilemmas and terrible toothache. If you’re hoping to keep dental nightmares at bay this October, here are some simple tips to bear in mind:
If you’re overdue a check-up, now is the time to get in touch. Regular dental checks reduce the risk of gum disease and decay by up to 60 percent, and they enable us to act quickly if you do have symptoms of developing issues. Check-ups only take a few minutes, there’s no pain involved and they’re a really effective way of keeping your smile healthy. We also include oral cancer checks as standard.
Your diet is really important for your oral health, so try and make sure you bear your teeth in mind when you’re shopping. Limit your intake of sweet and acidic foods and try and stick to sugar-free snacks. Cooking at home gives you control of the ingredients you use and this can often be a much healthier option to ordering takeaways or buying ready-made meals.
Good oral hygiene is your best weapon against dreadful dental diseases, so don’t forget to devote 2 minutes of your time to brushing every morning and night. Brush gently to avoid eroding your enamel and use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your teeth and reduce the risk of decay. Be thorough and make sure you cover every surface of each individual tooth. Floss or use inter-dental brushes on a daily basis to clean the cracks between the teeth.
If you need any more advice or tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy, don’t hesitate to get in touch.