Good oral hygiene is not rocket science. All it takes is incorporating routine brushing and flossing into your daily life and visiting your dentist at least twice a year. When caring for your teeth at home, floss first so that when you brush your teeth, the bristles of your tooth brush and the toothpaste can reach more places in your mouth, especially the spaces between your teeth. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and use a good fluoride toothpaste that is recommended by your dentist. Fluoride is an important ingredient that protects your oral health from tooth decay and gum disease. Do wait at least half an hour after you’ve had particularly acidic foods before brushing your teeth so that you don’t damage the enamel of your teeth. Home care is a significant part of practicing good oral hygiene, but it is not enough if you never set foot in a dentist’s office. Your dentist is here to help you maintain great oral hygiene. Only your dentist can remove hardened plaque from your teeth. Your dentist will be able to catch any early symptoms of dental diseases and offer treatment straight away. The earlier you detect and treat a problem, the easier and less costly treatment will be for you. Speak to your dentist in Bath today if you have more questions about practicing good oral hygiene.