Introduction: Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important for Your Mouth And Overall Health
Are you suffering from bleeding gums? Are you embarrassed by your bad breath? Have you ever wondered why these two very important signs of gum disease are often ignored? If you’d like to know why and how to het the most out of your dental hygiene session, then this is the post for you.
Many patients hesitate to see the dentist because of a variety of reasons. They are often embarrassed about their breath, but more often than not, early or even moderate gum disease does not cause pain, so sufferers of gum disease tend not to act soon enough! Painless gum disease silently destroys the tooth’s supporting tissues, more importantly, the bone supporting your teeth. And because we don’t want you to leave it till, we strongly recommend you visit the dentist and hygienist on a regular basis and not ignore those all important check-ups.
Oral hygiene is important for our mouth and overall health. It not only helps us to avoid bad breath, but also helps us to prevent diseases like cavities, gum disease, heart disease, and diabetes.
It is very important for us to keep our mouth healthy because it can have a positive impact on our overall health. There are many ways that we can achieve this – from brushing our teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to flossing at least once a day.
Many of our patients hesitate to see the dentist in the first instance is because of a variety of reason. They are often embarrassed about their breath, but more often than not, early or even moderate gum disease does not cause pain! It silently destroys the tooth’s supporting tissues, more importantly , the bone supporting you teeth. And because we don’t want you to leave it till, we strongly recommend you visit the dentost and hygienist on a regular basis and not ignore those all important check-ups.
For your detailed oral hygiene check-up and therapy, please ring us on 0114 279 9894 and let our experts help you!
1.The Surprising Truth about Toothpaste. Which Type Should You Use?
With an overwhelming range of toothpastes in the market, it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you. No need to worry because we’ll help you find the best type of toothpaste for your teeth.
The main ingredients in toothpaste are fluoride and abrasives, both of which play a key role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Fluoride helps prevent cavities by strengthening enamel while abrasives remove plaque from teeth and gums. So always choose a Fluoridated Toothpaste with at least 1450ppm (parts per million) of Fluoride content.
2. How to Brush Carefully with the Proper Technique to Avoid Damage to Dental Enamel
Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to maintain good oral hygiene. You risk collecting plaque and bacteria build up on your teeth which can result in tooth decay. Plaque is also responsible for gum inflammation , also known as Gingivitis. If unchecked or untreated, this may further progress to Periodontitis.
Brush Carefully using the Correct Technique to Avoid Damage to your enamel
Our in-house hygienist is brilliant with hygiene therapy and delivering the right customised hygiene plan for you. Her patients love their hygiene sessions with her and the fun banter that comes with it! We also welcome patients who only wish to book a hygiene session in our practice.
The best technique for brushing your teeth is to use circular followed by a downward finishing motion away from the gum margin with a medium-bristled brush. This will help remove plaque from all surfaces of your teeth, including those hard-to-reach areas near the gum line.
Our expert hygienist will take you carefully through this. She will also prescribe any other dental aids you may require such as the little inter-dental Te Pe brushes if your mouth dictates that you need to use these too. You are just a call away from your customised Oral Health Plan!
3. How frequently should I brush?
You should brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, 3 times would be brilliant! You should also take care not to brush too hard or too quickly as this can damage tooth enamel and your gums.
4.How Does Flossing Help? Flossing Techniques For Maximum Effectiveness
Flossing is an important part of oral hygiene. It removes plaque and food particles that are stuck in between the teeth. The saliva in your mouth can’t dissolve these particles, so they stay there and rot, which causes bad breath and tooth decay.
There are many different flossing techniques you can use to make sure you’re doing it right. The most common is the “wax-on, wax-off” technique. You pull the floss up through your teeth like a rope, then rub it back and forth over the area where the two teeth touch until all of the plaque has been removed from that area.
The most effective way to floss is by using a “flip-flop” technique. First, tie a knot at one end of your floss
5. Professional Oral Hygiene Therapy
Without a doubt , booking to see the hygienist on a regular basis is the key to excellent long-term oral health. It is undoubtedly the most reliable means of getting your oral hygiene back on track and maintaining it for life!
Do give ourself a pat on the back if you are already seeing our hygienist for this.
Do give yourself an even bigger pat o your back if you are following all the instructions we give you at your hygiene sessions, to maintain your oral health!
If you are a busy professional, then we have good new for you! You can book to see us on Saturdays by appointment, of course. Please make sure you book in advance as Saturdays are super busy for us! Please ring us on 0114 279 9894 to book your hygiene session with us.
Conclusion: The Importance of Good Dental Hygiene
Good dental hygiene is important for our overall health and well-being. It is the foundation of our smile, and it can also affect our general health. The mouth is home to many bacteria, and these bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause disease.
There are many ways to maintain good dental hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that promote healthy teeth, flossing daily, avoiding sugary drinks or food that can lead to tooth decay, chewing sugarless gum after meals to remove plaque from teeth.
Don’t leave your oral hygiene check for too long. Please ring us on 0114 279 9894 to book your customised hygiene therapy session at Porter Brook Dental. We are right in the heart of Sheffield.