Everyone wants to make sure they look after their teeth in order to maintain that perfect smile they own and to keep their oral hygiene at a high standard, but for some where they may think their oral hygiene routine is the best that it can be, they sometimes fall a little short of excellent.
Having good oral hygiene is extremely important as it can help prevent a number of dental problems such as plaque, which is a soft deposit that forms on the surface of your teeth and contains many forms of bacteria that can be harmful to your teeth, and calculus or tartar, which is a hardened form of plaque that also sticks to your teeth. By making sure you have good oral hygiene can also help delay or even prevent the problem of dental erosion.
As it’s mentioned above, without good oral hygiene a number of dental problems can occur. These problems that happen include, tooth decay, which is when holes form in parts of the tooth enamel, which can result in the need for fillings, inlays or crowns. There’s also tooth erosion, which is when the enamel of the tooth gradually erodes, which can leave your teeth extremely sensitive. There is also gum disease where the gums around your teeth become infected and can ultimately result in the loss of teeth.
However there are a number of ways to prevent these issues through good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes using toothpaste that contains fluoride and a soft bristled toothbrush. And brush at least one hour after eating. Also by flossing when you brush your teeth you are removing the plaque between the teeth that many people forget about. The use of an antiseptic mouthwash is also an excellent way to help prevent gum disease.
You can also cut down on fizzy drinks, sugary foods and smoking as these can have an extremely damaging effect on our dental hygiene. For more information on oral hygiene please contact the team at Harley Street Dental Studio in central London.
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