28th January 2015
A guide to improve your dental health
Why are prevention and Plaque control becoming an essential part off your dental health plan?
- For support on all the skills tools and techniques you need to effectively clean every surface of every tooth everyday
- To help to keep your teeth for life
- To assess your homecare routines and gum health regularly
- To remove hardened plaque from all surfaces of your teeth
This will keep you in great gum and dental health and will mean you are at less risk of future dental treatment. It may also have a positive effect on your general health too!
8 top tips from the hygienist
- Brush twice a day for 2 minutes minimum.
- Spit do not rinse after, this will help protect teeth against decay.
- Clean between the teeth once a day, every day with floss, tepes, flossettes or wisdom brushes.
- Avoid sugary foods or drinks throughout the day. The teeth can only cope with 4-5 acid attacks per day. This is when we place sugary foods into the mouth. It lowers the PH of the mouth allowing bacteria to cause decay.
- Children under 7 will need assistance with cleaning but ensure to supervise up to the age of 11 years.
- Should you wish your child to floss, this can be started from 11-12 years upwards.
- Always use a fluoridated toothpaste of 1400-1450 ppm of fluoride.
- Mouthwash is a wonder adjunct to brushing but should only be used at a different time to brushing for example after lunch. Ensure it is alcohol free and contains fluoride.
Contact us to book an appointment on 01622 730548 or through our contact page.