The Perfect At-Home Dental Routine

Dental Hygienist London

Tips For Improving Your Oral Hygiene

Many of us underestimate the importance of having a good dental routine at home. Your oral hygiene can have more of an impact on your overall health than you might think. With gum disease being linked to a variety of health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease, it’s important to have a good at-home dental routine that fits around you. 

Here at Bright and White Dental Spa, we want to make it easy for you to stay on top of your oral hygiene at home. With a busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to take heaps of time to really look after your teeth. This is why we’ve put together some of our top tips for improving your oral hygiene with an at-home dental routine, all things that you can easily fit in around your schedule. 

Taking The Time To Brush Accurately

Although you are most likely already aware that you need to be brushing twice a day, for two minutes each time, you may not be sure as to why. Brushing once in the morning helps to rid of any plaque from the night before and brushing at night removes any bacteria formed throughout the day.

There are other things that you can do to make sure you are using that two minute brushing time wisely. Brushing accurately, focusing on all areas of your mouth, means that you will get to those hard-to-reach spots. This is essential, as the hard-to-reach areas are more susceptible to gum disease and cavities. 

Using a fluoride toothpaste each time helps to prevent tooth decay and other oral health issues as it protects your teeth with a strong barrier. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. There is no need to brush vigorously as this can lead to gum damage. Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

Use A Fluoride Mouthwash, Twice Daily

Using mouthwash can easily fit into your at-home dental routine. They can fit around brushing.

Getting into the habit of using a fluoride mouthwash, twice a day, can protect your teeth and oral health. Fluoride offers the most protection and using mouthwash regularly can prevent bad breath and tooth decay. After brushing and flossing, swish your mouthwash for 30 seconds.

Make Sure To Floss

Here at Bright and White Dental Spa, we understand that flossing for the first time might seem daunting. However, it is essential for forming a good at-home dental routine as it removes any extra plaque you may miss when brushing. Flossing can easily be done from the comfort of your own bathroom.

When flossing for the first time, you might not know where to start. Luckily, our team of experienced dentists can show you how to properly floss during your routine checkup. Alternatively, there are many tutorial videos online that can show you how to floss to perfection.

It is normal to bleed when flossing for the first few times. However, this should subside once you are used to the change. If bleeding persists, do not hesitate to visit our practice in South Woodford, East London.

Taking Care Of Your Overall Health At Home

Taking care of your oral health isn’t as simple as just brushing twice a day. There are other lifestyle changes you can make that will have a positive impact on your oral health.

Avoiding smoking and sugary drinks and snacks can all help to protect your teeth. Cutting back on tea, coffee and other acidic food and drinks can help to prevent your teeth from staining. Making these small changes don’t take up much time but the long term benefits are noticeable.

Visit Our Practice For Your Routine Checkup

A routine checkup means that one of our experienced dentists will be able to get ahead on any oral health issues that could be forming. Visiting our practice twice a year, or every six months, means that your dentist will be able to spot anything that isn’t right and address it with preventative measures. Visiting our London practice helps to prevent plaque, tartar, cavities and tooth decay.

Contact Bright and White Dental Spa

Although visiting our practice for a routine checkup is essential for maintaining good oral health, the things you do at home are just as important. Preventative dentistry means having a good at-home dental routine to help prevent issues like gum disease from forming.

Stay on top of your oral health by following the above tips. If you are experiencing any oral discomfort or think that something isn’t right, please contact our practice as soon as possible. Call our warm and welcoming team today on 020 8989 6246. We will be more than happy to offer our advice and guidance on improving your oral hygiene.

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