Tips to Maintain Healthy Gums
Here, Sameer Patel, Clinical Director at highly specialist dental and orthodontics practice, elleven offers his 5 tips on how to keep your mouth healthy…
Flossing is so important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Effective flossing will remove small pieces of food that get trapped in between your teeth. If this is left, it will turn into plaque which in turn, will act as a place that bacteria can breed, causing erosion of the tooth enamel. Try to floss a couple of times a week and you will really notice a difference in the health of your teeth and gums!
2. Brush your teeth
It may be obvious but you may be surprised by how many people don't brush their teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth removes stains, plaque and bacteria on the teeth and gums.
3. 'H' for Hygiene
Regular hygienist appointments at least twice a year will help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
4. Regular check-ups
Regular visits to the dentist should be a priority when looking after your teeth. The dentist will be able to examine your mouth thoroughly and will be able to pick up on any small problems that if left untreated, could turn into more significant issues.
5. Straighten up your smile
Did you know that straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of long term gum disease and dental decay? With the latest technology you can now have a brace that is discreet and virtually invisible.