Caring for your teeth and gums is often reflective of your general well being both from a physical and a psychological viewpoint. There is a fundamental link between dental health and general health. Not taking good care of your teeth can increase your risk for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems. Fortunately, nowadays, improving your dental health does not require a lot of money or effort from your part. A few easy steps and adjustments to your daily mouth care can guarantee long-lasting results.
The qualified and experienced dentists and dental hygienists at Garden View Dental Care will clean your teeth thoroughly be removing any plaque that might have built on your teeth. Then, your teeth will be scaled and polished. The dental hygienist will advise you on the best brushing and maintenance techniques in order to ensure that your teeth will remain healthy between visits.
Simple steps to a great smile
Taking care of your teeth at home is neither time nor cost-restricting. You don’t need to own the most expensive toothbrush in order to ensure that your teeth are properly cleaned. However, you must choose a toothbrush that does not have particularly tough bristles (unless otherwise instructed by your dentist) in order to avoid hurting your teeth and gums. Hard bristles may lead to gradual loss of teeth enamel and even receding gums.
Flossing is another dental treatment you can practice at home. It might not be particularly enjoyable given that according to survey people tend to lie to their dentists about how much they actually floss, but it is the only way to get rid of food remains stuck between your teeth. Trapped food build up is responsible for the creation of plaque, it is, therefore, a good habit to floss your teeth at least once a day (ideally before sleep) in order to get rid of it.
If you find that you have bad breath despite brushing your teeth and flossing, then an antibacterial solution might be a useful addition to your mouthwash routine. Mouthwash can access parts of your mouth such as crevices which are difficult to reach otherwise ensuring the prevention of gum disease and keeping your breath fresh for longer.