4 Tips To Achieving and Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
Whether you’re seeking a dental implant in Richmond or Coventry, one crucial factor to you being eligible right away will be the level of your oral hygiene. You see in order for dental implants to be successful they need to be placed into a healthy mouth and a high level of oral hygiene needs to be maintained throughout the treatment and afterwards, well forever really….. or you risk the chance of dental implant failure.
So bearing in mind that good oral hygiene is important whether you’re looking to have dental implants or not, we thought we’d give you 4 tips to help:
The most important thing to remember regarding dental health is to make sure you keep to a regular cleaning programme. It’s easy to forget to floss one day or to brush your teeth before you go to bed, and before you know it your dental cleaning procedure is haphazard, to say the least. Here are 4 things to bear in mind:
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Don’t just pick up the first dental products you see on your supermarket shelf. Instead look for products recommended by your dentist or at least choose well-known brands which have been tested in terms of how well they care for your teeth.
Your daily tooth cleaning routine should follow this format: brush, floss, mouthwash. Brushing gets rids of all the larger particles of food on and around your teeth and tongue. Flossing removes those tiny particles stuck between your teeth that your brush can’t reach; and rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash gets rids of any bacteria which may be lingering.
Take your time
Most people tend to rush their cleaning routine and as a result fail to do it thoroughly. Brushing your teeth should be done for around 2 minutes, followed by flossing between each tooth, and finishing with swishing round the mouthwash for about 45 seconds. If you’re not sure of the time then you can always keep a small timer in your bathroom.
Regular dental visits
Finally, make and keep regular appointments with your dentist, at least twice a year. If you feel any pain in your mouth then visit your dentist immediately. By keeping an eye on your dental care, you’ll help prevent common problems such as gingivitis and cavities. As long as you’re consistent and thorough, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to maintain good oral hygiene.
If you’d like to find out more about dental implants in Richmond and what the procedure entails, then we offer a free no-obligation consultation where you can meet Dr. Harmit Kalsi, have your questions and concerns answered and take a tour of the premises. Call us now on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk for more information on all the dental treatments that we offer.