Top Tips to Ensure a Healthy Mouth!

Follow these tips to avoid costly dental treatments

Blue Sky Dental (https://www.blueskydental.co.uk/) can not emphasize enough the importance of keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. By doing so you are ensuring your teeth stay pain free, and treatment free.

Just the small things can make all the difference and by spending just a few minutes cleaning your teeth you can avoid lengthy and costly dental appointments!

Research has shown that unhealthy teeth and gums can also have an impact on not only your confidence but also the health of the rest of your body, that is why we have decided to list just a few top tips on how you can ensure your mouth (and body) stay healthy.

 

1.  Avoid brushing your teeth straight after eating and drinking.  Certain foods and drinks can soften the enamel and by brushing you risk brushing away some of the enamel.  Instead rinse your mouth with water.  If you must brush wait at least an hour before you do so.

2. Chew sugar free chewing gum to help create more saliva which helps keep your teeth clean.

3.  Use Interdental brushes or dental floss to clean in between teeth.  This will remove plaque and any food particles which if left can cause decay.

4.  Avoid drinking sugary drinks and switch to water or milk.  If you cannot try drink through a straw.  This will help avoid the sugar from coming into contact with your teeth, as the drink will go to the back of the throat.

5.  Try to eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals.  This will help prevent gum disease.

6.  If you think your breathe may smell bad, lick the back of your hand, let it dry and then sniff.  If it smells bad, then chances are you have bad breath.  Use a mouthwash regularly to help keep your breath fresh.

7.  Brush your teeth before you go to bed.

8.  If you have a sweet tooth, opt for sugar free sweets

9.  If your teeth are sensitive when you brush them, use warm water instead of cold.  The warm water will soften the bristles on your toothbrush.

10.  Choose a toothbrush that has a small head.  It will help with difficult to reach areas.

What else can you do?

The above tips will help you keep your mouth healthy and combined with a 6 monthly or yearly dental examination you will avoid unnecessary treatment.  It is always advisable to pay a visit to a Dental Hygienist too.  Any areas you may be missing she can clean and advise which cleaning aid is best to use.  She will also demonstrate the correct way to brush your teeth (you would be surprised how many of us do not brush our teeth correctly!).

Remember to update your Dentist or Hygienist on your medical health too.  Any changes could possibly have an impact on your oral health.

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