Keep your teeth healthy at London dentist
We all know the importance of keeping ourselves fit and healthy and the benefits to your well being this can bring. But sometimes it can be easy to overlook the health of your teeth and this could be just as important for your overall health. Dental problems can be very painful and costly to treat. They can also have wide ranging and serious health concerns including links to heart disease and even strokes.
Yet the truth is that looking after your teeth and dental health can be very simple if you follow a few simple rules. The most important of these is to make sure you are brushing your teeth correctly and for the necessary amount of time each day. London dentists recommend that you brush for three minutes at least twice a day, preferably after eating. This will help to remove plaque and bacteria that build up on the teeth and cause dental decay that leads to all manner of nasty dental complaints. It is also advised that you use a brush with a small head to allow greater access to al the teeth in the mouth. Try to angle the brush at forty-five degrees so that the gums are also cleaned at the same time. This is because gum disease can be just as damaging as dental decay.
It is also very important that you are flossing your teeth every day. This removes bacteria, plaque and particles of food trapped in the small areas between the teeth and in pockets between the teeth and gums.
Finally, it is crucial that you have your teeth monitored by a dentist every six months with a simple check up appointment. This will ensure that your teeth are not suffering and allow the dentist to treat any problems that may occur as early as possible.