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Keeping your Mouth Hygienic in Braintree

Many of the health problems that arise as we get older are reflected by how we have neglected ourselves throughout our lives. Problems such as heart, lung, liver and kidney disease are a direct result of diet, drinking and smoking that have built up over years of abuse, and one problem, can lead to another occurring. It may be no surprise to find then, that all of these problems can all be linked to a lack of oral hygiene; gum disease, for example, can lead to blood poisoning and the clogging of arteries. However, there should be no excuses for poor oral hygiene in Braintree, there are enough products flying around the shops and supermarkets to maintain the teeth of a dinosaur. Most dentists in town will advocate brushing, at least twice a day with a decent brush and a decent paste, coupled with flossing and mouthwashes. This programme should be enough to stop any nasties getting the better of your teeth, until you have one of your regular bi-annual visits to your dentist. They are there to offer you back-up in your routine with various general dental practices, to maintain the health of your teeth. They will get to the places you may have missed and remove any tartar build-up and fill any light decay that may have slipped through your hygiene net. A good diet should be high on your agenda too, as it helps to build up your immunity to bacteria and disease that attack the mouth. Good oral hygiene is easy to keep up, but ignore it and you not only put yourself and your teeth at risk, but may also be setting yourself up for some very expensive, corrective treatments. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Oral hygiene is explained by a Brentwood dentist

Without a good oral hygiene plan you will be fighting a losing battle with your teeth, advises a Brentwood dentist. The importance of a good workable plan and a disciplined attitude cannot be emphasised enough, it is as essential as any other type of health plan. Bad breath is just one of the drawbacks of a lax or bad regime in oral care, there is no excuse for it as all dentist surgeries now have an oral hygiene nurse who will offer advice and leaflets. Prevention is always better than a cure as any dentist will tell you, and it takes just a few minutes, a few times a day, to give you a nice smile, clean breath and trouble free teeth. First off we should get into the habit of cleaning the mouth throughout the day, and not just in the morning or last thing at night. The main cause of tooth decay is acid build up produced by bacteria feeding off the residue in between our teeth; this also makes tartar which is that rough material around the bottom of our teeth. Gum disease is also caused by bacteria, a lax or improper brushing method will cut the gums and allow the bacteria to seep inside, this will then form into more serious infections and the end result is a premature loss of our teeth. Flossing is the most underrated part of cleaning our molars, yet it will remove the most amount of plaque in the most awkward of places, brushing alone won’t do this and it is also important to floss after each meal or snack. We need saliva to counter-act the acid build up that attacks the tooth enamel, and when we are sleeping this gland stops working, so in the morning we have a huge amount of plaque to get rid of. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.