We all know how important it is to retain a healthy mouth to ensure that eating, drinking and talking can be carried out in comfort. Beyond this, a healthy mouth is something that people like to show off and causes you to smile more. One of the most vital things to do to ensure that your mouth is healthy is to make sure that plaque is adequately removed.
Plaque is a substance that is formed after you have eaten. Sugary and starchy foods in particular form more plaque. Plaque must be removed adequately so that it cannot attack your teeth. Once it has broken down your enamel, the protective substance on the outside of your teeth, plaque can start interfering with the nerves and forming cavities. At this stage, teeth can start to break down or even come loose.
This is one of the reasons why it is so important to brush your teeth in the proper fashion. You should brush at least twice a day, usually first thing in the morning and again before you sleep. If necessary you might wish to brush additionally after eating sugary or starchy foods. Make sure that you are brushing your entire mouth, but not too vigorously as this can damage your gums and enamel.
If you find that your gums are quite sensitive then you might want to choose a tooth brush that has softer bristles. Using a tooth paste fortified with fluoride can help to strengthen enamel and give your teeth added protection.
Speak to your Swindon dentist today about how to brush away plaque and ensure the good health of your teeth and gums.