What Is Good Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene has become a go-to discussion point for people who come to see their dentist. Often, the majority of the problems you face – from discoloured teeth to poor physical conditioning – can come from poor oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene, then, includes:
- Brushing your teeth 2-3 times per day, using the correct brushing techniques.
- Avoid extensive force when brushing as this can lead to bleeding and surface damage.
- Regular cleaning of all parts of the teeth – not just the front of the teeth.
- Managing your gums and cleaning your gums as carefully as you possibly can.
- Getting to the very back of your teeth and mouth to remove bacteria.
- Cleaning your tongue to ensure your entire mouth is clean and healthy.
- Flossing between the gaps in all of your teeth, vertically and horizontally.
- Regular rinsing of the mouth and utilising mouthwash for extra tooth protection.
When To See The Dentist?
If you notice any chipping, cracking or discolouration of any of your teeth, then you should look to reach out for help and support as soon as you can. Regular dental care alongside diligent attention to all of the above areas of concern can produce happier, stronger, safer teeth.
In time, you’ll grow to enjoy the benefits of good oral hygiene. Done correctly, too, this can often become nothing like the chore that it might feel: it’s easier to keep care of your teeth with simple hygiene tips than it is to let them fall into disrepair!
Need more help? Come and see us today. We can help you make the changes you need to your dental hygiene requirements in a short space of time.
What We Do?
One of the most important things that you can do, then, is get a fresh start on your teeth. To do that, you need to consider:
- Having your teeth fully examined and looked over to see for any potential signs of damage.
- Get your gums checked out to ensure there are no problems stemming from gum damage.
- Undergo a teeth cleaning service that can restore your teeth to their natural style.
- Utilise teeth whitening to help keep your teeth fresh and to give yourself a good starting point.
- Improve dental conditioning with general clean-up, care and maintenance of each tooth.
- Offer solutions to kill off problem areas such as damaged gums or broken teeth.