Taking care of your teeth is multi-faceted operation that hopefully should form part of your daily routine. You should make sure that you are not eating too many sugary foods as they can contribute to dental decay. Don’t forget to floss so that plaque and debris are removed from between your teeth. But the most fundamental part of oral care is making sure that you are brushing your teeth and brushing your teeth in the right way.
The first thing to get right is the tooth brush. It is important to use a brush that is comfortable to hold so that it will not slip. Regularly replace your brush when the bristles become frayed so that it is still effective. Use a tooth paste that contains fluoride so that the enamel is strengthened and you will have greater protection into the future. Be sure to brush all areas of your mouth as plaque can get everywhere. Don’t miss out the inside of your teeth as some people do.
The primary aim of brushing your teeth is to remove the plaque which can be so detrimental to your oral hygiene. Plaque is the main cause of dental decay and gum disease. If allowed to thrive in the mouth plaque will break down the enamel and cause damaging holed to appear in your teeth. It will also cause gums to become inflamed and swollen, eventually leading to tooth loss if the problem is not solved in its early stages.
By keeping to regular appointments at your London W1 dentist you will be making sure that any problems with the way you are brushing can be sorted out. Your dentist can see the signs of whether your brushing regime is as effective as it can be.