Good dental health is important for maintaining healthy smiles but it also contributes to optimum general health. If you’re keen to keep your teeth and gums in check, here are some dos and don’ts to be mindful of.
Dental Health Dos And Don’ts
Dental health dos
Adopt an oral hygiene routine
One of the most important steps to take to boost dental health and keep decay and gum disease at bay is to adopt a daily oral hygiene routine. Spend two minutes every morning and evening brushing your teeth, taking care to clean every individual tooth. Use a brush with a small head to enable you to reach right into the corners, and brush your tongue to reduce the risk of bad breath and achieve a deeper clean. It is also beneficial to floss daily or to use interdental brushes. This will enable you to clean the areas you can’t reach with a standard toothbrush.
Seek advice about dental treatments
Many people are conscious of their smiles and they don’t feel hugely confident when their teeth are on show. Studies suggest that there has been a surge in the demand for cosmetic treatments and services like invisible braces in the wake of the pandemic. This is partly due to the fact that many of us have been working at home and communicating via video calls and we have become more aware of our appearance. If you do lack confidence, or you’re keen to see what kinds of treatments are out there, don’t hesitate to seek expert advice. Arrange consultations and gather information before you make a decision.
Keep up to date with dental checks
Regular dental checks reduce the risk of oral disease. If you haven’t seen your dentist in the last 12 months, pick up the phone and make an appointment today.