Sometimes it can be very easy to take your eye off the ball when it comes to looking after your teeth and gums- you know, a wayward weekend here or there, but if you get too lapse, things can go wrong very quickly. However, if you ensure that you keep a high level of oral hygiene going and utilise the services of your dentist regularly, little trip-ups like this should never pose a problem. Your dentist is there to do the type of cleaning that you can’t and can really get right inside your mouth to tackle any problems that you may have missed. Essentially though, it is the work that you do at home that really counts each day. Diet is important and being conservative with your frivolities will help, but after this, you will need the tools and products to maintain a healthy mouth. First on your list should be getting a good toothbrush followed by a suitable toothpaste for your mouth; once these are in the bag, you can back them up with extras such as dental floss and a mouthwash. Combine all of these things and you should retain great oral hygiene throughout your life. For more detailed information, give Clifton dental a cal in Bristol- they operate in Bath and give advice freely.