Maintaining good oral hygiene is not only important for good oral health but it also affects your general health too. Recent studies have shown that poor oral health can be linked with other health problems such as diabetes and and an increased risk of heart disease. Obviously these findings should be taken seriously, and so we have compiled a list of tips for you to keep your mouth in top condition.
- brush twice daily using a small headed toothbrush, brush for 2-3 minutes at a time using small circular movements making sure to cover all surfaces of the teeth and at the gum line.
- use a toothpaste with a high flouride content. Aim for 1450 flouride ppm. You can check the flouride content of toothpaste on the back of the packet
- clean in between your teeth at least once a day. You can use floss or interdental brushes, whichever you find easier and most comfortable.
- reduce your sugar intake by choosing reduced sugar or sugar-free options and limit sugary snacks to meal times.
- regular six month check ups at your local 1smile clinic will help to catch any decay early.
- regular hygiene visits will prevent a build up of plaque and harmful bacteria in your mouth.