Brushing And Beyond: Taking Care Of Your Oral Health
Posted on 27th July 2018 at 14:51
Do you have constant bad breath or bleeding gums? If you do, you haven’t been paying attention to your oral hygiene. Oral health is extremely important aspect of overall health but is often neglected. Unhealthy teeth and gums could lead to dental problems like bad breath, tooth decay, gum (periodontal) disease, mouth sores, tooth erosion, tooth sensitivity and toothaches. Furthermore, chronic oral problems like lesions and sores could be an indicator of underlying systemic diseases.
Whether you are 7 0r 70, maintaining good oral health is important for preventing dental disease and improving overall health and well-being.
Good oral hygiene basics:
In the Preston, tooth decay is the most common dental problem among children and young people. Tooth decay and most other dental problems can be prevented, or at least, their risks can be greatly reduced by maintaining good oral hygiene by ensuring these surprisingly simple steps are followed:
o Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
o Flossing daily to reduce build-up of plaque under the gumline and between teeth.
o Eating balanced meals and snacking less between meals.
o Consuming less sugary foods and drinks.
o Avoiding chewing and smoking tobacco.
o Regular check-ups at your dentist
Preventive care for healthy teeth and gums is inexpensive, less worrisome and will help stop dental problems before they progress and develop into painful diseases.
When to see a dentist?
Many people neglect oral health and put off going to a dentist unless they experience pain or think something is wrong. Even if you are diligently following a rigorous daily preventive care routine, you must regularly visit your dentist in Preston to ensure a lifetime of good oral health. If you are already following the basics of good oral hygiene but are still experiencing persistent bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums or toothache, it is indeed time to see a dentist. Your dentist will be able to identify the reasons for these problems and point out areas of your mouth that may need extra attention to overcome these problems. The many advances in the field of dentistry have made diagnosis and treatment of dental problems more sophisticated and comfortable than ever.
Don’t neglect oral hygiene, keeping your mouth healthy is important for your overall health and well being. Schedule a consultation with one of our highly qualified and experienced dentists in Preston today!
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