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Caring for Your Teeth (Dental Hygiene Tips)

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With days getting longer, brighter and warmer, and restrictions easing, many of us are now looking to book in for a regular dental check-up.

Before your next dental visit, here are a few simple things you can do at home to help improve and maintain good dental hygiene.

 

Brushing

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day will help you maintain healthy gums and teeth.

While you brush, it is important to remember to do so properly. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes, moving in gentle, circular motions. This will ensure that you get rid of all that plaque and bacteria build-up, leaving your teeth nice and clean!

 

Toothpaste

The toothpaste you use makes a big difference if you want to achieve a healthy-looking smile. You should look for toothpaste that contains fluoride. As well as removing plaque, the fluoride will help strengthen tooth enamel, creating a stronger protective barrier for your teeth.

 

Flossing

Flossing is often overlooked in dental routines. However, without it, you can miss pieces of food and plaque from those hard-to-reach areas, causing bad breath and tooth damage.

It is recommended that you floss once a day, using flossing tapes or an interdental brush. This will help stimulate gums, decrease plaque build up and reduce inflammation. Ultimately, it will lead to healthier gums and teeth.

 

Cut down on sugar

Being at home means that we’re snacking more than usual. Unfortunately, this can have a damaging effect on your teeth.

Having a balanced, healthy lifestyle and limiting sugar as much as you can will help prevent tooth decay and stained teeth.

 

Expert consultation

Consult with a dental expert on how you can improve your general dental health.

Here at Millersneuk Dental Practice, our dental hygienist, Elaine, has over 20 years experience in providing expert advice to patients, helping you to ensure that your dental hygiene is optimally maintained.

Get in contact with Elaine today, by calling 0141 777 7511, or book a free video consultation here.

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