Braintree dentists help patients to overcome problems with oral hygiene

You probably take your mouth for granted and that’s understandable really. How many of us really think about the intricate processes that are necessary for us to be able to talk properly and eat and drink easily? Probably not many of us, but the fact is that your mouth is a vital set of organs that needs to be in excellent health in order to function properly and allow us to live in comfort. As such it is incredibly important that you take care of your oral health as best you can.

Right from childhood we are told about the importance of brushing our teeth. It is not something we should forget about in adulthood; it never ceases to be an integral part of our overall health. Brushing should take place at least twice a day and first thing in the morning and last thing at night are the recommended times to do it. You should use a brush which is easy to hold and has firm bristles. Once they become frayed you should replace the brush.

Use a brand of tooth paste which is fortified with fluoride so that your enamel can be strengthened. Make sure that you are not brushing too hard as such a habit can have a detrimental effect on the good health of your teeth and gums. Once you have brushed all areas of your mouth for about three minutes you should pull floss in between your teeth. Both brushing and flossing is carried out so that as much plaque is removed from your mouth as is possible at home.

It is vital that plaque is removed so that it cannot cause dental decay and gum disease. These ailments are a good reason to go and visit your Braintree dentist every six months to get your mouth checked out by a professional. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.