Taking care of your teeth so that you have a healthily functioning mouth is a multi-faceted operation that takes in a number of different considerations. Unfortunately too many people stop at just the act of brushing their teeth and in doing so are putting themselves at the risk of inconvenient and bothersome conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. Don’t compromise the health of your mouth; see off the problems before they can take hold in the first place.
As well as brushing, it is absolutely vital that you also floss in between your teeth. The plaque that you are removing by brushing with a tooth brush can also hide between teeth and the only way to remove it from there is to pull dental floss through. Be careful of your gums as they can be rather sensitive to the process.
Be sure to pursue a healthy lifestyle as well as your general health is connected to that of your mouth. If you are generally healthy and fit from exercise then you will be less susceptible to invidious dental ailments. Make sure that sugar filled snacks are minimised and consider brushing your teeth or at least chewing gum after you have eaten them.
Your Central Leeds dentist is expert in all the important aspects of the health of your mouth following years of training and experience so it is vital that you permit him or her to examine your mouth in the surgery every six months. If any problems are in their infancy then your dentist can diagnose them and administer the appropriate course of treatment, leaving you free to eat, drink and talk in the comfort you are accustomed to.