You want to do all you can to optimise the health of your teeth and gums, and there are a lot of ways to go about this. Your body is a complete unit and if your body is healthy, then so too will your mouth be. Having a balanced diet will help to keep your immune system strong, and this is an essential ingredient in the health of your teeth, for the immune system will help keep up high levels of saliva in your mouth, the natural way to keep bacteria off the surfaces of your teeth; but the real battle-front work is done through your oral hygiene at home. Getting a cabinet full of toothpastes, good brushes (large and tiny), dental flosses and mouthwashes will ensure that you are doing your bit to keep your teeth and clean. Regular contact with your dentist is also a great way to ensure that your teeth stay healthy; not only can you ensure that what you are doing at home is correct, your dentist can also check for little bits you may have missed. However, aside from ensuring that your teeth are healthy, you want them to look healthy as well: if they are starting to become a little jaded in colour, getting your teeth whitened is the perfect way to make them look fit and well. Clifton Dental of Bristol serves the Chepstow area and if you’d like to know more about caring for your teeth, and how to optimise the oral hygiene of your mouth, then these are the people to go to for advice.