If you maintain a regular program of oral hygiene in Weston-super-mare, it can save you time and money, as well as protect your health, in the long run. Having an unhealthy mouth can lead to many complications throughout your body. Gum disease for example, has been linked to heart disease, gastric problems and kidney failure, to name a few, and the cost of having problems rectified in the mouth can be time consuming and escalate very quickly into the thousands. Yet, it’s such an easy problem to stay on top of, with a simple but regular regime, and it all starts at home. Regular brushing with the right brush and paste, and flossing can stop most problems escalating, further enhanced by the use of mouthwashes. Of course, against all our best attempts, we can slip up from time to time, which is why regular dental visits should be high on the agenda too. A dentist will be able to identify any complications and then treat them- from removing tartar and plaque to thwarting tooth decay and gum disease. They are also there to consult with and to get advice on how to maintain good oral health. Diet is also important for building the immune system and maintaining a high level of saliva in the mouth- the body’s natural way to fight against acids and bacteria that lurk in the mouth.