Smiling with confidence and avoiding painful conditions in your mouth is possible if you maintain your oral hygiene. A healthy mouth is one in which the teeth are clean and without debris, the gums are pink and no bad breath is produced. Pursuing a regular routine of brushing and flossing at home is crucial in keeping your mouth this way as it helps to stop plaque building up which can lead to oral diseases.
If you suffer from gums which are painful or even bleeding, have bad breath, teeth which are loose or have yellow or brown patches on them or gaps begin appearing between your teeth, these can be signals that your oral hygiene is poor. If you leave these problems without treating them your teeth may begin to produce painful cavities or you may contract a gum disease. In their worst cases this can lead to tooth loss and invasive procedures
Antiseptic mouthwashes can help combat bad breath but more important is ensuring that plaque does not build up on your teeth. Plaque is a bacteria which allows the sugar and starch in the foods you eat to release acids which attack and corrode your teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen your tooth enamel, a vital substance which protects your teeth from corrosion. It is found in tap water and most toothpastes. If you avoid eating a lot of sugary and starchy foods you will help your oral hygiene too as plaque has less chance of taking hold. Regular visits to your Braintree dentist will compliment these measure as the professionals there will be able to spot poor oral hygiene early, before it can develop into anything worse. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.