Prevention is better than the cure, as the old saying goes! And this is very important where teeth are concerned. There are some things that we can do to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, most of which we should have been doing from a young age.
Brushing your teeth at night and at least one other time during the day (Be careful about brushing your teeth straight after eating and drinking) Flossing your teeth, we should all floss our teeth at least twice a day, after eating and drinking or before or after you have brushed your teeth. Flossing does about 40% of the work in helping to remove plaque from your teeth and keep your gums healthy. You can book in with our hygienist for tips and help on how to floss correctly by calling 020 34342934.
Mouthwash, you can use mouthwash alongside your normal dental routine, but it is not to be used as a substitute for brushing your teeth. There are many different types of mouthwash you can use please ask us for advice on what would be suitable for you. Regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments, dentists recommend 6 monthly check-ups and hygiene appointments. At these appointments your dentist will check that everything is doing ok and maybe able to advise you to prevent any long term problems. By following a few rules you can help prevent future problems for your teeth.