Looking After Your Teeth

27th October 2017 by John Picton

Looking After Your Teeth

The first thing that everyone thinks of when asked about looking after your teeth is of course regular brushing.

Without doubt it is essential that you brush your teeth properly twice per day or more if you can. but there are also other things that you can do to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Flossing is almost as important as brushing. We know that some people struggle with floss so don’t give up when you try the first floss you buy. There are many different types of flossing devices.

For instance there is tape, there are also interdental brushes which some people find easier to use. You can also purchase floss that is attached to a plastic bow devise which some people also find easier.

Finally you can floss electrically now. These electric flossing devices squirt high pressure water in between your teeth which effectively flushes out any debris that is there. They claim to reduce the amount of plaque by 90%.

But it doesn’t stop here. Eating healthily is just as important for your teeth and gums as it is for the rest of your body.

We all know that sugar has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently but sugar has always been public enemy number one for your teeth.

Sugar is the single biggest cause of tooth decay and it is present in not only the sweet foods we all crave but in most of the fizzy drinks we consume.

Even fruit juice contains large amounts of sugar and you should moderate the amount of both these drinks you consume both for your teeth and gums and your waist line.