Posted on September 22 2015
Proper oral hygiene is a must when wanting to keep a bright, white, healthy smile throughout adulthood. In the busy world we live in today, our teeth can sometimes be neglected, this neglecting commonly leads to cavities and even gum disease - both of which can can be easily avoided by adding the following points to your routine.
- You should be brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day with a fluoride based toothpaste as this will remove the nasty plaque which is the main cause of tooth decay.
- Secondly you should be flossing daily, whilst brushing with a fluoride base toothpaste will remove all the 'easy to get to' plaque, flossing will remove the plaque stuck in between your teeth and in your gum-line. Failure to do so can lead to the plaque hardening and becoming tartar. Perhaps your reading this article a little to late and tartar is already starting to form? In this case we recommend please seeing your dentist as soon as possible as tartar can only be removed by a professional in-chair dental cleaning.
- Be cautious and limit the amounts of sugary / sticky / starchy foods.
- Schedule a dentist appointment regularly or as recommend by your local dentist for professional checkups and cleanings.