Having a healthy mouth is something that many of us take for granted but you can easily slip up and find that you have an oral hygiene problem which is making eating, drinking and even talking and smiling less convenient. You should maintain a good relationship with your dentist to ensure that you don’t develop bad teeth and have to undergo invasive surgery to correct avoidable problems.
The most important thing to bear in mind when taking care of your teeth is that plaque needs to be removed. Plaque is a substance formed by the foods you eat and coats the teeth. If left there it can attack the layer of enamel which protects teeth and lead to the formation of small holes called cavities. This can cause great pain as the nerves are interfered with. You should be vigilant for extra sensitivity when you eat or drink hot or cold substances.
You can remove plaque by brushing your teeth twice a day for about three minutes using a tooth brush and fluoride enriched tooth paste. You should also floss so that plaque which has built up between the teeth is also removed. If plaque builds up sufficiently then it may become tartar which can only be removed by professionals in the surgery.
Get into the habit of visiting your dentist every six months. Sometimes a problem might be developing in your mouth that you simply haven’t noticed because of your busy life but your expertly trained dentist will be able to spot it at the check up.
Nobody wants bad teeth, so make sure you visit your Central Leeds dentist regularly and take their advice on how to best take care of your mouth.