One of the ways you can keeps evils such as plaque, gum disease and tooth decay, from spreading in your mouth in Braintree is by really going for it and optimising your oral hygiene to the maximum and at the Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford, they can help you in this crusade by supplying you with invaluable information. This first involves getting over the problem of finding a good tooth brush to do the job and good toothpaste to do it with. A good brush can remove plaque and tartar from around the teeth- so hit or miss may be the order of the day at first until you get it right, but persevere and you’ll get there. Then you need back-up: dental floss and inter-dental brushes can get into the areas that your big old chunky brush can’t, like between the teeth and up around the gums. By doing this, it can prevent serious bacteria from breaking out. It is also good to find a descent mouthwash to rinse with and a medicated one can be useful if things are already going on with your mouth. Herbal products are handy to have around, as they work better at soothing problems that have flared up. Finally, don’t forget your dentist: this is the best ally you can have in any oral hygiene programme. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.