Looking after the health of your teeth is essential to ward off common problems including cavities, dental decay and gum disease. At Clifton Dental of Bristol, we make sure all our patients know the right way to brush and floss teeth as well as give advice in regards to the right dental equipment to use. To stop dental problems occurring in Bath, it is necessary to brush teeth in the morning and in the evening before it is time for bed. If teeth are not thoroughly cleaned every day tarter can start to build up and bacteria can develop. One of the first signs of lack of oral hygiene is bleeding gums. Many patients have come to us complaining that they see blood when they brush their teeth. This is one of the first signs of gum disease and is caused by lack of cleaning. If gums are left like this, over time it can cause more serious issues including tooth loss and infections in the pulp of the tooth. Keeping on top of oral hygiene means that less money and time will need to be spent in the future on tooth restoration treatment, it is hard to put a price on a nice, healthy smile! Contact the team in Bath for more help and information.