A healthy smile improves your appearance and helps raise your confidence and self-esteem. Great teeth also have some other benefits, including being able to chew food properly, avoiding toothaches and spending less time at the dentist. Good oral health can also have wider health benefits reducing the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and many other significant diseases. Here at College Dental Surgeries we have a range of simple tips to keep teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age.
- Start kids early
- See your dentist every six months
Most experts recommend that patients have a dental examination every 6 months. However, your dentist will be able to advise you on how often you need to attend based on your oral health. During your routine dental examination, the dentist will remove plaque, look for signs of decay, and can also screen for problems like oral cancers and gum disease.
- Brush after meals and floss daily
- Use sealants
Your dentist can paint a clear coat of protectant over your child’s teeth. Sealants can be a powerful tool for children with deep grooves in their teeth or those who may be cavity prone, reducing the risk of decay.
- Rinse or chew gum after meals
In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also protect your teeth and gums by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acid.
- Protect your teeth during sports
- Avoid tobacco products
We all know that tobacco use can cause cancer. Tobacco stains your teeth and increases your risk of oral health problems.
- Watch your diet
Here at College Dental Surgeries, we love getting patients’ smiles healthy and keeping them there. Dental examinations and regular cleanings are a great way to keep your family’s oral health in check.
Want to ensure a healthy smile at every age? Call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 and book a consultation today.