At Aqua Dental Spa, we are determined to battle dental disease and ensure that our patients have beautiful healthy teeth and gums. In many cases, there are simple steps you can take to minimise the risk of dental disease and make sure your teeth and gums remain healthy and free from painful symptoms. Here is our guide to how to look after your mouth in Central London:
Oral hygiene at home
Practising good oral hygiene at home is essential for healthy teeth and gums. We recommend a daily routine of brushing in the morning and evening for at least 2 minutes each time using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing. We recommend electric toothbrushes, as they are easier to use and they are clinically proven to remove more plaque. When brushing, avoid brushing too hard, as this can damage the outer enamel layer. Take care to cover every tooth and try your best to get right into the corners.
Dental visits and dental hygiene sessions
Frequent check-ups give us the chance to spot warning signs and provide you with any treatment you may need to stop dental diseases from progressing. We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for children and adults and we also advise patients to see our amazing dental hygienists once a year. Check-ups are quick and painless, but they are really important. Without frequent dental checks, you run the risk of developing dental diseases, which may be very painful and are likely to require intensive treatment in the future.
Most people know that their diet affects their weight and their general health, but diet also plays a really important role in oral health. There are foods you can eat, such as dairy products, fruit and vegetables, which have amazing benefits for the teeth and gums, but there are also foods that you should try to avoid or restrict. Sugary and acidic foods weaken the tooth enamel, the tooth’s protective shield and this increases the risk of acid erosion, sensitivity and decay. Try to limit the amount of sugar you consume and take care to avoid eating sugary and acidic foods between meals.
If you have any questions about diet, oral hygiene or dental check-ups, don’t hesitate to give us a bell or pop in if you’re passing!