Dental hygiene: things to consider
Dental hygiene is easy to forget about alongside dental health, with many people substituting one for another. Here are a few reasons why taking dental hygiene seriously is essential to your oral health and indeed, your overall health.
Build up of plaque and tartar
Brushing and flossing regularly is paramount in helping you to avoid an unhealthy amount of plaque and tartar, which is bacteria that cannot be removed through brushing alone. Some
build up of plaque and tartar is inevitable however, when failing to remove this overtime can lead to gum disease. Visits to the dental hygienist is the only way to remove such bacteria and will actually result in your teeth looking healthier also.
Boost your confidence
A build up of tartar and plaque can make your smile appear unhealthy and put you off exposing your teeth to smile around others. In maintaining good oral hygiene, you can feel good about your smile day-to-day.
Poor dental hygiene will affect any future treatments you wish to undergo
Should you wish to have certain cosmetic and orthodontic treatments performed, you will need to have an adequate level of dental hygiene – you do not want to have to wait to get your teeth heathy for a period of months or possibly even years before having the treatment you desire.
Maintaining good oral hygiene prevents bad breath
Failing to brush and floss correctly to remove unwanted and lingering food particles can lead to bad breath if these particles are allowed to stay for lengthy periods. This can be a source of embarrassment that can be easily avoided by maintaining healthy gums. If you are unsure about the correct techniques where brushing and flossing are concerned, please do not hesitate to ask your dentist here at Fresh – many patients find that they are brushing for the correct time and do not understand why they’re teeth and gums are not as healthy as they should be – this is often down to technique.
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