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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Health

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Your dental health is extremely important and is something that you need to really maintain throughout your life, especially since we all get only one set of adult teeth. These very special tools are for life and we must do everything possible to maintain them. Here is a short guide I made about combining the many aspects of a good dental health regime. So read on to find out more.

Brushing

Brushing is the first and best step in keeping a happy and healthy mouth. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day to prevent the buildup of plaque, which is the biggest cause of tooth decay. You should try to brush before you go to bed and at some other point during the day.

Flossing

Your toothbrush can’t reach everything, and therefore it is important to floss to reach those even harder to reach places. Food that becomes stuck between the teeth is usually the biggest reason to floss, because it causes bad breath and a place for plaque and bacteria to build up. You should attempt to floss at least 2 to 3 times per week, but not so often that you irritate your gums.

Visiting a dentist

You should be visiting a dentist at least every six months to identify any issues that you have with your teeth. You should be using a visit as a reason to get as much information as possible, whether is to do with the way you brush or tips you can do to improve your teeth, mouth and gums. Visiting a dentist is not just a thing that you need to tick off, you should be trying to maximising the experience by asking questions and doing all that you can to help improve your oral health.

Visiting a hygienist

No matter how well we maintain our teeth, we cannot possibly keep them totally clean with simple manual methods like brushing and flossing and this is where a hygienist comes in. A hygienist is a dental professional that can help you to clean your teeth and gums with a number of specialised tools and techniques and is the perfect addition to your dental health plan. More specifically, hygienists can help you to remove calculus, which is crystalised plaque that usually forms towards the gums, where it is much harder to clean. You should absolutely visit a hygienist at least once a year, and perhaps more often if needed.

About the dentist

Bancroft Dentistry is a dental practice that offers dental treatments in Hitchin.

7 Bancroft Court

Hitchin

Hertfordshire

SG5 1LH