Dental hygiene is a vital part of keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Regular home and practice-based oral care can reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease as well as maintain a radiant smile.
At Thurmaston Dental, Facial, & Implants, we think that prevention is better than cure, and periodic in-practice care is a great way to look after our patient’s teeth. Regular hygienist appointments can keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as enhance your smile.
We recommend coming in for a dental check-up and hygiene cleaning about every six months. Dental check-ups allow your dentist to identify and treat early signs of tooth decay or damage.
Hygiene cleaning removes plaque and tartar build-up as well as bacteria that can accumulate in hard to reach areas of your mouth.
Your dentist and hygienist can also advise you on taking care of your teeth at home with an optimal daily oral-health routine.
Looking after your teeth and gums every day at home is an effective way to reduce the risk of dental problems and optimise your oral health.
Brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning and two minutes at bedtime using fluoride toothpaste. Change your toothbrush every 3 months to reduce bacteria build-up and ensure effective cleaning.
Flossing once a day can help to dislodge small particles between teeth and we also recommend rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
In addition to good dental hygiene at home and at the dentist, healthy lifestyle choices can reduce gum disease and tooth decay as well as improve the appearance of your teeth:
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