Dentists urge people to improve their dental hygiene
Visiting your dentist once every 6 months as recommended is very important but that dreaded moment when your dentist says you need some treatment can often be avoided simply by improving you dental hygiene at home.
To maintain good dental hygiene, dental products need to be used. The market in this area is huge and it can be confusing when trying to find which product is best, especially when the ‘best’ product can vary from person to person. For example, sensitive teeth toothpaste would typically contain more potassium chloride than standard toothpaste, which in turn may have more fluoride than other toothpastes, such as children’s.
It’s recommended that we should all brush our teeth at least twice a day, as well as regularly use mouthwash and floss. But, when and for how long? Ideally when you brush in the morning you should do so before you eat or about an hour after eating. This is because some foods, especially those containing acid such as citrus fruits, can temporarily weaken the enamel of your teeth, making brushing more damaging than helpful. Brushing too hard or for too long can also wear down enamel, especially when using smokers’ or whitening toothpaste, which is generally harder than traditional toothpaste.
If you feel your dental hygiene isn’t up to scratch or that you struggle to maintain good dental hygiene, professional dental hygienists are now not uncommon at dental surgeries and practices. A dental hygienist works with the dental team, focussing on cleaning, scaling, root planing, and applying dental sealant. The treatment has a much more thorough result than one you would achieve at home and, as well as this, your hygienist will often give you advice on how to improve dental hygiene within your own home to prevent any further dental damages.
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