Maintaining good overall hygiene means keeping your mouth smelling and looking healthy. You will need to take care that teeth are kept clean and that bits of food do not collect in them, that you do not regularly have bad breath, and that your gums are not bleeding as you floss or brush.
Good oral hygiene
If you do suffer from any of these things, there could be a dental problem that requires treatment. You should visit your dentist as soon as possible so that any issues can be identified. The dentist can also advise you on any techniques that will be useful in keeping good oral hygiene, as well as identifying any particular parts of the mouth that you need to focus on.
Preventing the build-up of plaque by looking after your teeth and gums is vital for your well-being. Having healthy teeth enables you to speak and eat well as well as helping you feel and look good.
Flossing and brushing
The best way to stop dental problems resulting from plaque is to take daily measures to stop it forming. Flossing and brushing on a daily basis will prevent you needing costly and painful treatments for serious conditions that have developed.
As well as regular check-ups with your dentist, the simple measures you can take to prevent the development of problems such as gum disease and tooth decay include the following:
- Brushing teeth properly twice every day and flossing on a daily basis
- Avoid snacking between meals and try to ensure your diet is balanced
- Use toothpaste and other dental products containing fluoride
- If it is approved by your dentist, use a fluoride mouthwash to rinse your mouth
For more information please contact the team at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.