If you have a particularly expensive possession and you want it to last, the most effective way of making sure this happens is to look after it, keep it clean and safe from things that may damage it. Yet when it comes to the health of our teeth we all too often take them for granted and assume that they will always be in good condition, and let’s face it, your teeth are more important to you than any possession. They are very crucial to the way you look and the way people perceive you.
Looking after your teeth involves performing several very simple procedures everyday. Brushing and flossing are the frontline of oral hygiene and carrying these tasks out well will ensure that your teeth have the best chance of looking and feeling their best throughout your life.
London W1 dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for at least three minutes twice every day. This will help to remove plaque and bacteria that can be the cause of so much damage to the teeth. Using an appropriate brush and paste will also help to make brushing more effective.
Flossing is equally important as it offers protection to the areas of the teeth that cannot be reached by brushing. This includes the small areas between the teeth and around the base next to the gums. However, even the best oral hygiene routine can fall foul of decay and disease so make sure that you are also seeing your London W1 dentist every six months for a check up. This will ensure that you are getting the best from your oral hygiene routine and spot the first signs of decay and disease before they become serious problems.