‘A healthy body makes for a healthy mind’, so they say. And there is nothing worse for your mind than to have to deal with unhealthy teeth. Sensitivity when you eat and drink can be a real burden, not to mention the possibility of frequent visits to the dental surgery to sort out the resultant problems. By following the advice of your Weston-Super-Mare dentist you can make sure that you have an excellent standard of oral hygiene and won’t have to worry about the health of your mouth.
Good oral hygiene can be achieved by making sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove the acidic plaque that will have built up on your teeth when you have eaten sugary and starchy foods. It is essential that plaque is removed so that it doesn’t corrode your protective enamel and start to break down teeth.
You should brush with a tooth brush that has nice, firm bristles and a comfortable handle. Use a fluoride tooth paste so that your enamel can be strengthened and make sure that you are brushing the rear of your teeth as well as the fronts of them. Brushing should be followed by flossing to get rid of plaque from in between teeth.
Dietary and lifestyle choices play a part too and you should think carefully about how much sugar you are eating and whether you ought to be brushing after such consumption. Smoking can be bad for the health of your mouth too as it means that less saliva is produced. Think about quitting as part of your drive for much better oral hygiene.