People nowadays recognise the importance of plenty of water, rest and regular exercise and eating a balanced diet towards a healthier lifestyle. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is also an important step to a healthier life. Preventive dentistry emphasises the importance of daily hygiene practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental conditions such as cavities and gum disease.
At PS Dental Care, our experienced dentist in Soho can help you maintain optimal oral health. We have a strong commitment to prevention –teeth are built to last a lifetime and we help our patients achieve this through a comprehensive, custom-made oral health prevention programme. Here are a few oral care strategies for children and adults.
At-home dental care
Daily home care is especially important for the maintenance of good oral health. Your dentist in Soho will help you develop a way of cleaning your teeth that is compatible with your lifestyle and individual needs and preferences. There are a number of effective brushing techniques, and you will need to find the one which works for you, since tooth and gum conditions vary per individual.
It is really important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss them after dinner. If you can’t brush your teeth, rinse with water for 30 seconds after eating. Getting rid of food remains from your teeth straight away helps to remove sugar, starch and acids from your enamel.
Finally, flossing is essential for the removal of plaque from between the teeth. At PS Dental Care, we can show you several different flossing techniques and review which method is best for you.
Diet and eating habits
You know already that some foods are especially bad for your teeth. Hard and chewy snacks and sweet treats often get stuck in hard to reach spaces in your teeth and may lead to tooth decay. What you may not know, however, is that fresh fruit and vegetables, water and sugar-free snacks and drinks increase the flow of saliva in your mouth and help your teeth rinse naturally.
However, it is important to remember that, even if you follow all these tips, you will still need to visit a dentist in Soho for a check-up and thorough tooth cleaning at least twice a year.