We all know how essential it is when it comes to taking care of your dental health. There’s nothing worse than bad breath, tooth ache or painful gums. I can be quite obsessive with my children’s dental hygiene, having had a few procedures over the years.
It’s more difficult when it comes to encouraging children to take full responsibility of their oral hygiene. However, when it comes to our own dental health, there’s no excuse! So I thought I’d pop together my top tips for dental hygiene care…
5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Hygiene
1.Visit your dentist
Most people who visit their dentist tend to have less problems, mostly because they’re resolved early on. I have a few dental issues, so my dentist sees me on a six-monthly basis. It’s so important to work with your dentist to take care of your fangs, because smiling is probably one of the greatest joys in life!
2. See a specialist
Sometimes it’s important to source a professional further afield, such as Saving Faces a dental clinic based in Liverpool. It might seem like a bold step, but if you need more treatment than an NHS service can provide, this might be the right choice for you. For example if you require specific cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants, Liverpool may be the place to go!
3. Brush at least twice a day
It sounds simple, but with hectic lifestyles and busy workloads, a lot of people forget this important part of oral care. I make a massive effort to encourage my little ones to brush twice a day, but I also need to set an example. I tend to brush after breakfast and before bed, but as long as it’s twice a day it doesn’t really matter when you brush your teeth.
4. Floss, floss baby…
Flossing is so key to keeping your gums and teeth healthy. I try to floss in the evenings and my teeth and gums always feel so much better once I’ve given them a good flossing!
5. Cut the crap
Booze, tea, coffee and a bad diet can all contribute towards your dental hygiene. Cutting out or cutting back in these areas will show you a vast improvement when it comes to bad breath and general oral hygiene.
I think it’s so important to take care of our fangs, they’re essential to a healthy diet and way of life. Imagine not being able to chow down on a juicy green apple? We need to make an conscious effort to improve how we manage our mouths, and this list is incredibly simple and effective.