Oral hygiene affects the smaller issues such as bad breath all the way up to the most serious issues such as oral cancer. Maintaining high levels of oral hygiene is essential for a healthy life. Your West London dentist has several recommendation for how you can keep your mouth healthy, most of which can be done easily at home.
Diet plays a hugely important part in your oral hygiene. Too much sugar is very detrimental for your teeth as it degrades and wears away the enamel, which once gone does not come back. Our heavily acidic contemporary diets also do a lot of damage to our oral hygiene. Fizzy drinks and fruit juices are some of the biggest culprits for acid erosion. These can be especially bad if drunk shortly before brushing your teeth. Acid softens enamel, when you brush shortly after you actually can brush away your own enamel. Wait half an hour at least after an acidic drink to allow your enamel to re-harden.
A good dental routine is also vitally important for maintain good oral health. Every morning and again before bed you should brush your teeth. Many people under brush their teeth, it should take between two and three minutes to brush them thoroughly each time. Try following it on your watch to check that you are doing it for long enough. Not enough people floss each day. Flossing is able remove food debris and plaque from between your teeth where your brush may not be able to reach.
Oral hygiene is necessary for a happy life. For more information on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy ask your local dentist during your regular check up.