Importance of oral hygiene in and out of the dentist’s chair for patients from Braintree

Looking after our teeth is part of our daily routine, like having a shower or having breakfast. Oral hygiene is extremely important and we cannot merely rely on our dentist to do all the work when it comes to maintaining and looking after our teeth.

What can we do at home?

Always brush your teeth first thing in the morning before you eat your breakfast and last thing at night before bedtime. Regular flossing of the teeth helps to remove any plaque or food caught in between your teeth. Use fluoride toothpaste, which helps to prevent plaque build up as well as an antiseptic mouthwash, especially if you experience bleeding gums. A healthy balanced diet is also helpful, so cutting down on sugary or acidic foods would be useful. Soft drinks are packed with sugar and are harmful to teeth so try to drink water or milk instead.

You should have nice healthy pink gums and no foul breath or gums that bleed when you brush them.

Treatments to boost oral hygiene at the dentist

A visit to your dentist can help to further boost your oral health routine at home. Dentists at the Advance Dental Clinic are able to professionally remove any plaque build up, staining, or tartar for patients near Braintree.

In some cases an intense cleaning system will take place where the roots of the teeth are also cleaned. In some cases applying a sealant can prevent any tooth decay occurring. The sealant is usually tooth coloured so is discreet as well as a good boost to oral hygiene.

So a mix of good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to your dentist for that extra boost will keep your teeth in tip top condition. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.