Dental Tips | 04 March, 2020

5 tips for optimum oral health

Good oral health is really important. It can help prevent serious problems and save you money on future dental treatment.

Looking after your teeth and gums is more than just brushing your teeth twice it day. Good oral heath care involves a number of factors, these include:

Brushing your teeth and gums, twice a day

Brushing helps remove plaque and bacteria and keep your teeth clean. It's important to use proper brushing technique, including brushing for at least two minutes. Find out if you're brushing correctly here.

Flossing everyday

Flossing is so important. So many people don't bother to floss their teeth but as important it is to brush, it's also important to floss daily. Flossing helps to remove bacteria from between your teeth, where your toothbrush can't reach.

Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist

You should see your dentist and hygienist regularly for optimum oral health. We recommend visiting your dentist at least once a year for an annual Exam & X-Rays Check Up and your hygienist every six months for a professional clean. Your dentist will be able to check for any health issues and recommend treatment if required.

Limit consumption of sugar

Too much sugar can lead to cavities. Try to keep sugary foods to a minimum and increase your intake of vegetables.

Drink lots of water

Drinking water is not just good for your oral health, it's also good for your overall health. Try swapping some of your other drink choices for water.