Life is all about routines if you want to be efficient in what you do. Without routinizing an activity that you intend to do you might find that you are not doing it. Taking care of your teeth and gums is just one of these activities that you should be pursuing every day, without fail so that your mouth is in the best possible state. Your Bristol dentist can help you by giving you a number of handy hints about this.
Daily dental hygiene goes beyond just brushing, but brushing is a very important part of it. First thing in the morning and last thing at night, you should brush your teeth thoroughly but carefully so that as much plaque as possible is removed from the surfaces of your teeth. Use a brush with strong bristles and some fluoride tooth paste so that your enamel is strengthened in the process of brushing.
Flossing too must form a part of your routine so that plaque is removed from between the teeth where it can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Failure to floss every day can ultimately lead to tooth loss; a painful and undignified event which will require some sort of replacement as a solution.
The diet you choose to eat every day has an impact on the health of your teeth too. Eating lots of food and drink which contains sugar and starch puts your teeth and gums at greater risk because they contribute to greater amounts of plaque forming in the mouth. Smoking is not just bad for your lungs and heart; it can also affect your mouth by decreasing saliva production and leaving your mouth more open to attack from plaque.