Look after you oral hygiene for healthy teeth at City of London dentist
If you want to look after your body and stay healthy you need to eat healthily and do plenty of exercise. This will keep your body in the best possible shape and fit to fight off disease and infection. When it comes to the health of your mouth, maintaining a good standard of oral hygiene will have the same effect.
Dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque and bacteria that build up in the mouth on the surfaces of the teeth and gums. This plaque releases acid that erodes the protective layer of tooth enamel around the teeth and irritates the gums causing infection.
The most effective way to prevent this happening is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss. This removes the bacteria and plaque, keeping the enamel free from attack, the teeth free of food particles, which attract bacteria and the breath fresh. City of London dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for at least three minutes twice a day, using a soft bristled brush at a forty-five to degree angle in favour of the gums. This will remove the majority of the bacteria responsible for enamel erosion and stimulate the gums to keep them healthy.
Flossing is equally as important as brushing as it helps to remove bacteria from the difficult to reach places in between the teeth and around their base. Normal toothbrushes find it very difficult to clean these areas and it is often in these paces where the decay takes hold.
It is also important for your oral hygiene to regularly visit the dentist for a check up. Every six months is the standard amount of time you should leave between check ups in order to give you the best chance of avoiding dental disease.