07 Oct

Cleaning teeth and check up with City of London dentist saves teeth

If you knew that you could protect your body from disease and infection by spending just a few minutes each day carrying out a simple cleaning routine you would definitely do it, and you’d make sure to be thorough. But that is the case with your teeth yet millions of adults in the UK suffer from dental and periodontal disease each year with serious health consequences both for the teeth and gums and the body as a whole.
Cleaning your teeth really is a simple matter of following your City of London dentist’s advice and they will be free from disease and decay-causing plaque and bacteria. The most potent force against these nasty substances is brushing the teeth. This involves brushing for about three minute twice a day (or after every meal if convenient). This will remove the plaque that builds up on the surface of the teeth and prevent decay. Dentists recommend that you use a brush with a small head for maximum reach and also angle the brush at forty-five degrees to the gums. This will help to stimulate them and keep them free from painful gum disease.
As well as brushing, it is also important to floss at least once a day. This gets to the areas too small for a regular toothbrush such as between the teeth and around their base. Food particles can get trapped in these areas and act as breeding grounds for bacteria. Your dentist will be able to show you how to floss properly for maximum cleanliness.
As well as this it is necessary to see a dentist every six months for a check up to ensure that your dental hygiene routine is going according to plan and you are not suffering from any plaque build up.