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Brushing and flossing advice from Harley Street Dental Studio ensures good oral hygiene

Having a healthy mouth makes a number of activities that you might take for granted so much easier.  Your mouth is designed in a specific way so that all the parts work together.  If your teeth or gums develop a condition, it could make it more difficult to eat and drink.  The first and easiest step you can take to be sure of good oral hygiene is to be sure to brush and floss in the correct fashion.

You ought to be brushing at least twice a day for around three minutes each time to make sure plaque is unable to build up on the teeth. Plaque compromises the enamel, which is the hard substance that protects your teeth.  It doesn’t take long for plaque to form after a meal so it is important that plaque is not left to develop.

Be sure not to brush too vigorously as this can damage the gums themselves.  Use a fluoride toothpaste because the fluoride actually helps to strengthen enamel and seek to brush all the parts of your mouth that you can.

Brushing should always be done in combination with flossing.  Your tooth brush will be unable to reach every single part of your mouth and plaque is able to build up between the teeth unless it is removed by dental floss or tape.  If you have not flossed before then you might experience a little bleeding as the floss creates small lacerations in the gum.  This is nothing to worry about unless it persists.


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