It’s pretty safe to assume that most of us in Braintree know how to look after our teeth at home, or at least we should, although having a regular check-up should highlight if you are doing anything wrong at all, and if you are, talk to your dentist about it so you can practice oral hygiene efficiently when you get back. It’s not a hard philosophy to understand, and if you take time out to get it right, your teeth will give good service to the end of time. The logic behind oral hygiene is to prevent bacteria and plaque from developing on and around your teeth and gums, so in theory, if you brush and floss a couple of times a day, this shouldn’t happen, but it also depends on what you brush with, how you brush and the toothpaste you choose. Practice makes perfect here, but with a little perseverance, you’ll find the perfect balance in the end. There are also a lot of fine, back-up products out there to bail you out too. Flosses, flossing sticks and inter-dental brushes are all designed to reach the place your toothbrush fears to tread. Then of course, there’s a superb range of mouth-washes on offer to finish off with. Never underestimate the value of maintaining your oral hygiene each day, for it can save you lots in costly repair work in the future. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.