Having a healthy set of teeth allows you to talk, eat, drink and even smile with ease and it is something that it is all too easy to just take for granted. But although your mouth has natural defences like saliva and enamel, they still need a little maintenance to stay healthy. Read on for handy advice about how to improve the health of your teeth.
Every time you eat or drink the substances you consume leave plaque on your teeth. This sticky substance attacks the enamel and can lead to cavities forming and tooth decay. The best way to take care of your teeth is to ensure that this plaque is removed. Regular brushing should take care of most of it.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, usually in the morning and the evening. Because sugary and starchy foods create most plaque it is advisable to also brush after snacking and meals too if you feel it necessary. Eating cheese after a sugary dessert can help remove plaque too.
Brushing should always be followed by flossing. This should be done to remove plaque from between the teeth where it can cause damage just as easily as when it is on the front or rear of the teeth. Be careful though to brush and floss without excess vigour as this can damage enamel and gums.
Keeping up routine of visiting the dentist every six months is also crucial in ensuring your teeth are kept healthy. Dentists are trained professionals, expert in every facet of your mouth and by seeing him or her at regular intervals, any problems can be dealt with before your oral health is seriously affected. Talk to your West London dentist for more tips to keep your teeth healthy.