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  • Berkshire
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Our newsletter: A few things to consider over the holidays

17th December 2020

Welcome to our December newsletter!

This edition includes some tips for oral hygiene…. Useful during this holiday season of chocolates and treats! We also share some information about a great treatment we provide as a perfect solution to chipped teeth. As usual we have our updates from the team and social media and not forgetting our ‘question of the month!’

Oral Hygiene is integral for your health…

As Christmas is upon us we all look forward to enjoying our yummy treats, and with this in mind it is important to take care of your oral health. Here are a few refresher tips on how to take care of your teeth…

Brushing your teeth every morning and night doesn’t guarantee you’re giving your mouth all the attention it needs. Even a regular oral hygiene routine could be leaving gaps if you engage in a few not-so-great habits with your time at the sink. By understanding proper brushing technique and ensuring you have the right tools in your cabinet, you can make sure you have all of your bases covered when pursuing a more thorough clean. Consider the following dental hygiene tips to help you take your care routine to the next level.

Use Proper Brushing Technique

A quick wash of your bristles isn’t enough to banish leftover food particles and polish your teeth. Start with your brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and use short back and forth strokes across the sides and tops of your teeth. Then, hold the brush vertically and use several shorter strokes to focus on the backs of your teeth of the front anterior teeth where plaque builds up often.

Brush Enough

Many people brush regularly, but simply don’t brush enough for their teeth to stay clean. We recommend brushing for at least two minutes, twice daily. Having trouble gauging your routine for this duration? Try listening to short song, cue up a two-minute YouTube video or set a timer on your phone to give yourself the time you need to thoroughly clean your teeth.

Pick the Right Brush

Always look for a brush whose head and bristles are small enough to reach into the crevices of your molars, where food debris can hide after you eat. According to leading surveys, most adults require a small- or medium-sized toothbrush for this purpose.

Floss Properly

Like brushing, flossing must be done properly so that, when you reach between teeth, you actually get to the germs that are stuck there. Ideally, use a big enough piece of floss up allowing you to use a fresh area of floss every few teeth without reinserting bacteria you just removed. Keep in mind the floss should rub against the teeth in a motion that creates a forward or backward ‘C’ shape, wrapping the floss around each tooth.

Use a Mouthwash

Mouthwash can go where toothbrushes and floss can’t in order to rid your mouth of the same debris that irritates the gumline and causes gingivitis. Add this mouthwash to your oral care regimen to get the most thorough clean you can, even when you’re on the go.

Change Your Brush

Bristles deteriorate with time and usage, so if you’re using the same toothbrush beyond a few months, you may not be getting the best clean anymore. Rather, make a point of getting a new brush every three to four months – or at your dental checkup.

Use a Tongue Scraper

Some toothbrushes now come with a ridged tooth-scraper on the back of the brush, and after brushing, bacteria can remain on the tongue, so be sure to brush or scrape your tongue as part of your daily routine. Not only will it banish bacteria but cleaning your tongue can also help freshen your breath.

Oral hygiene should be part of any system of body health. By following these dental hygiene tips, you can choose the best products, improve your technique and ensure you’re doing everything in your power to keep your mouth cavity-free.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to visit our website and don’t hesitate to contact us on 01753 526301 or [email protected].

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