Improving and Maintaining your Dental Hygiene
Brushing your teeth
Here at Face Dental we recommend that everyone should be brushing their teeth twice a day. By brushing your teeth regularly with a high quality toothpaste and brush, you can dramatically reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease. We know that keeping up your oral hygiene can often be overlooked, especially when you have a busy schedule. However a daily brushing routine can significantly improve both the long term and short term health of your teeth and gums.
Best practices for your oral health routine:
Use a good quality tooth brush and tooth paste.
Brush for at least two minutes
Use mouth wash
Floss your teeth
Your diet is very important contributing factor towards your oral health. What you eat can easily turn into food for bacteria in your mouth and contribute to gum disease and cavities. Limiting your intake of sugary and acidic foods can reduce the risk of cavities and the need for future fillings or even dental implants. Cutting out fizzy and high sugar drinks is not only good for your overall health but will also lead to less damage to the enamel of your teeth.
Smoking is not only bad for your overall health but also your oral health. Smoking posses a wide range of negative oral health implications from oral cancer to stained teeth. People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque, which leads to gum disease. The gums are affected because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums don’t heal. Smoking causes people to have more dental plaque and causes gum disease to get worse more quickly than in non-smokers. Gum disease is still the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Get your dental problems fixed
Sometimes regardless of how well you try to look after your gums and teeth, dental problems such as cavities do arise. If your teeth become sensitive or you notice a small cavity in one of your teeth, visit the dentist straight away. Treating a dental problem as soon as possible can significantly reduce the risk of the problem getting worse or causing more pain.
Consistency is key to maintaining good oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing and a good diet can help ensure healthy teeth and gums. Regular visits to your dentist can help make sure problems don’t escalate. If you would like to keep on top of your oral health with regular check ups, or are long over due a visit, Face Dental are always happy to accept new patients. Our welcoming and friendly team provide the highest level of care and treatments.