How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy


It is vitally important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes to stop the build-up of bacterial plaque.

Almost a quarter of adults in the UK don’t brush twice a day. Studies show missing a single session can start the process of cavities forming. It’s not just about brushing your teeth, but how you brush your teeth.

One of most common mistakes people make is skimming over areas of the mouth, especially when they’re in a rush – but this will leave plaque behind.

Try not to brush too hard as you could damage gums. Use the right tools for the job. There are a range of different toothbrushes out there, but brushes with a small-heads are generally the best as you can reach all areas of your mouth easily. The softer the bristles are, the better they are for your gums.

We’ve all been there when it comes to not replacing your toothbrush when needed. Once the bristles start losing strength and form, it’s time for them to go!

Storing multiple brushes ensures you always have a spare one, if you ever need to replace it for any reason. No brush will ever be able to get between the gaps in your teeth and requires the help of floss.

Without flossing, you will allow the build-up of plaque along your gum line which could lead to gum disease. Lastly, visit your dentist regularly! Problems can be spotted and dealt with earlier, which will help keep your oral health in check for longer.

Unsure about your dental health? Find your nearest Synergy Dental Clinic to book an appointment.

A version of this blog post first appeared in the Blackpool Gazette in February 2017. 

Maintain Good Oral Health Routine

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