Hopefully, you are brushing your teeth and flossing in between them at least twice a day, every single day. But how well are you doing it? Brushing and flossing are not complicated matters but a little bit of time spent looking into what the best techniques are can reap great benefits in terms of maintaining optimum standards of oral hygiene and avoiding painful dental ailments.
Brushing should be carried out at least twice a day. Professionals usually advise patients to do so after breakfast and then again last thing at night. The mouth is especially at risk from plaque during the night when less saliva is being produced so a brush first thing in the morning is useful. Doing so again last thing at night removes most of the plaque from the day’s eating and drinking. Many people also like to brush after meals too, or if they have just had a snack that is high in sugar or starch as these types of food cause the most plaque to be produced in the mouth.
Don’t forget to floss as well. Flossing is just as vital as brushing because your bristles cannot always reach all of the plaque that might be hidden between the teeth. There is a high correlation between patients who do not floss and instances of gum disease where plaque is left on the gum line of teeth and causes the gums to become inflamed.
Your local Central London dentist will have spent many years studying the science of oral health and also built up experience of seeing in action the effects of brushing and flossing. In consequence they are the best people to go and ask for advice.