Making an Effort to Care for Your Teeth

Oral HealthTeeth are an important part of personality. Their condition is partly responsible for a person’s level of self-confidence. Still, most people ignore their care, leading to a good majority of the population of the UK with teeth that could use some fixing.

To take better care of your teeth, here are some suggestions you’d do well to follow:

Brushing and flossing

The easiest way to take care of your teeth is to clean them. And the easiest and the primary way to clean your teeth is by brushing them two to three times a day. Flossing at least once a day will help you remove the food particles stuck between your teeth. When these particles stay in the spaces between your teeth, bacteria feed on them and this may cause plaque to build up. Plaque leads to tooth decay, and you could have prevented that from happening by flossing and brushing regularly.

Seeing your dentist

Not all the bacteria and particles they feed on inside your mouth can be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Every six months, visit your dentist for a check and for cleaning. Only a dentist can remove plaque from your teeth. They will also recommend treatment or dental appliances to correct issues inside your mouth. For example, The Priory Dental Practice may recommend composite filling to restore decayed teeth, or braces to straighten crooked, crowded or irregularly spaced teeth.

Watching what you put in your mouth

A balanced diet works just as well with teeth as it does with the rest of the body. To make your teeth and bones stronger, however, you may need more food rich in calcium. Avoid candy, soda and other sweet treats or acidic beverages because they are the leading culprit for destroying teeth. Do not force your teeth to bite or break tough food, or use them to open a bag of chips or a bottle of soda. To prevent tooth discolouration, avoid eating or drinking strong-coloured food or beverages.

Caring for your teeth is only possible if you make an effort. Without effort, you are setting your teeth up to sustain damage. It can be painful and it will definitely make you pay more in the end.