Although brushing your teeth is vital to protecting your teeth from the danger of tooth decay and gum disease, it is important to remember that there is more to dental care than just brushing your teeth everyday.
Daily dental hygiene is crucial to keeping your teeth free from plaque and food debris that cause decay, disease and bad breath. Dentists recommend that you brush twice a day with a soft-bristled brush for at least three minutes. Using a brush with a smaller head will also allow greater mobility allowing you to clean teeth more effectively. However, as well as brushing dentists recommend that you also floss at least once a day. Flossing is important because it cleans the areas in between the teeth and below the gum line that are almost impossible to clean by just brushing.
Flossing also removes food trapped between teeth that decays and releases foul odours, the main cause of over ninety per cent of cases of bad breath. It is also true that the hard to reach areas between teeth are often the location of the first signs of decay, especially if you are not flossing regularly.
Other tools that are useful for daily hygiene as recommended by dentists are tongue cleaners and inter-dental brushes. These also help to remove more bacteria, helping to keep the mouth as clean as possible. But without a doubt the most important thing to remember is that even if your are using all these tools and techniques you still need to be seeing a London W1 dentist at least every six-months to make sure your teeth are as healthy as possible.