It is a sad fact that many people only visit their dentist when they are in pain, and, of course, the damage is already done. The best way to approach oral care is to have your teeth and gums checked twice a year, which will enable your local dentist in Croydon to identify any issues at a very early stage.
Good Oral Hygiene Practices
Many dental issues stem from poor oral hygiene, and the following should always be practiced:
- Brushing after every meal, as well as before sleep and first thing in the morning.
- Correct flossing technique, which should be done after every brush.
- Daily use of antiseptic mouthwash, which reaches those hard to get places and helps to remove bacteria.
Avoid Sugary Foods
As we all know, sugar feeds oral bacteria, which can be the onset of tooth decay, not to mention gum disease, and if you must consume something with a high sugar content, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash after, which will remove a lot of the sugar.
Twice Yearly Dental Check-Ups
It is advisable to make an appointment for a check-up every 6 months, and if you have a family, why not include all family members in the check-up? This will ensure that any issues are promptly dealt with before they can cause too much damage, which is especially important for children, and with the whole family having regular dental examinations and adopting good oral hygiene practices, you and your family should have no oral issues.