Oral Hygiene and Diet Advice for Adults
– Dental decay and gum disease can both be reduced by regular and effective toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste.
– The fluoride helps to prevent, control and reverse decay.
– You should brush your teeth twice daily with a toothpaste containing at least 1350PPM fluoride. This should be last thing at night and on one other occasion.
– Always spit out the excess toothpaste after you brush, and don’t rinse with water.
– it is also important to clean in between your teeth regularly. You can use floss if the gaps between your teeth are small, or Tepe brushes for different-sized gaps.
– Every time you eat or drink something sugary, your teeth are attacked by acid for up to an hour.
– This is because the sugar reacts with the acid in dental plaque (the sticky coating on your teeth) and produces harmful acids.
– It is therefore important to consume sugary food and drinks at mealtimes (and not more than 4 times a day).
– Acidic foods and drinks can be just as harmful to your teeth. The acid erodes enamel which exposes the sensitive and darker-coloured dentine.
If you have any questions or concerns about your dental health, please give us a call.