Top 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mouth, Teeth and Gums 

Whether you are an older adult or a parent looking for ways and means of encouraging good oral hygiene practices to teach your children, no harm can come from refreshing your skills in oral care.

Here are the top five ways to take care of your mouth, teeth and gums.  

  1. Only Use a Fluoride-Based Toothpaste

When shopping for a new toothpaste, there is so much choice that it can be hard to know which one to go for, with most people automatically opting for one containing supposed whitening agents or one with a more unusual flavour other than mint. 

From now on, the only thing you should ensure when toothpaste shopping is that the toothpaste contains fluoride, which is one of the core mainstays of good oral health practices, mainly due to its properties relating to fighting tooth decay. 

  1. Flossing Is as Important as Brushing

Even if you are one of those people who religiously brush their teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes and always rinses out their mouth with mouthwash afterwards, if you are not flossing, you are still placing the health of your mouth in danger.

Flossing is not just for removing tiny crumbs and bits of food that have become stuck between the gaps in your teeth; it also stimulates the gums, helps reduce inflammation and reduces your chances of a build-up of plaque. 

  1. Regular Dental Appointments

Make sure you register with a prominent and prestigious dental practice, such as northwickmanordental.co.uk, and visit your dentist on a regular basis, especially if you are experiencing issues with your teeth if a filling comes loose or your gums start bleeding.

If you are currently registered with a dentist but have either failed to turn up to a pre-arranged dental appointment recently or have not made an appointment for a few years or more, you may well have been struck off the register, as dentists are in high demand in the UK right now. 

  1. Drink Lots of Water

Being advised to drink more water on a daily basis is not exactly a revelation, but you may not have previously considered the impact that water has on your mouth, teeth and gums. 

In particular, you should be drinking a glass of water after each and every meal, and the sooner you drink water after you have eaten, the better. This way, you will catch loose bits of food before they become lodged in your teeth and also wash away the acid left behind by drinks. 

  1. Limit Acidic and Sugary Food and Drink

The fifth and final tip for good oral hygiene and health is to limit the amount of sugary and acidic foods and drinks you consume, as both can contribute to a build-up of plaque.

What is more, replacing even some of your snacks with crunchy apples, carrots and other crisp fruits and vegetables actually act as a natural tooth cleanser, so be sure to incorporate these into your daily diet. 

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