Five ways to improve your oral health

We all know how important it is to have a good oral hygiene routine. We are all well versed in brushing twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and limiting sugar to mealtimes. 

In this blog we give some more information to ensure that your oral hygiene routine isn’t full of holes. 

1. Spit don’t rinse

It is important to give the fluoride in your toothpaste time to work. So, after you have finished brushing, spit out the excess and do not rinse. Let the fluoride continue to work after you’ve finished brushing. 

2. Mind the toilet

Where you keep your toothbrush when you are not using it is very important. If your toothbrush is kept too close to the toilet every time it is flushed tiny particles may land on your toothbrush. In order to keep your toothbrush as clean as possible make sure you move your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible. 

3. Do not share!
It does not matter how close you are, you should be the only person to use your toothbrush. Not just because you can get colds and blood borne diseases from people you share your brush with but also because you could be sharing your germs as well. Nobody is perfect, keep your germs to yourself, just like your toothbrush. 
4. Be sure to wait
Every time you eat or drink your teeth become weaker, by brushing them straight away you could actually be brushing away fragments of your enamel. After eating or drinking it is important that your wait at least 30 minutes before you brush, to give your teeth time to reharden again. 

5. You can brush too much
The enamel on your teeth is the hardest surface in the human body, but that does not mean it is indestructible. It may seem logical to brush your teeth vigorously to ensure the best possible clean but brushing too hard can cause more harm than good, wearing away and causing damage to the enamel. It is best to use a soft or medium bristled toothbrush to reduce the risk of toothbrush abrasion

If you would like to find out more about how you can keep your teeth looking their best, call Leigh Dental Centre today on 01702 472929 and book a consultation.

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