Patients ask how to secure good oral hygiene; Braintree dentists have the best answers

Having a set of strong and functioning teeth and gums which are free from inflammation means that you have good oral hygiene. By talking regularly with your Braintree dentist you can get the best tips to ensure that your mouth stays in excellent shape. They will be able to help you with how to effectively look after your teeth at home and explain how the dietary and life style choices that you make can affect the health of your mouth.

It is important, first and foremost then to go and see a dentist every six months. At these generally short meetings your mouth will be examined in order for the professional to look out for any health problems.

In conjunction with this, you should be brushing your teeth and flossing on a regular basis. Most agree that it should be undertaken twice a day, usually in the morning and again in the evening. Use a tooth brush that has a set of firm bristles and is comfortable to hold and therefore easy to manoeuvre around the mouth. Apply fluoride tooth paste because this helps to strengthen the enamel on teeth. Once this has been done, floss between your teeth so that plaque cannot stay there and cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Thinking about what you eat plays a part as well, for some foods produce more plaque in the mouth than others. If you are going to have a sugary treat then think about having it so you are in a position to brush your teeth afterwards. Smoking and drinking alcohol to excess are not good for most aspects of your bodily health and the same is true of your mouth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.