Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Not only does it allow you to look and feel good, it also helps you eat and speak properly.
Dental hygiene treatment at Grosvenor Dental Practice in Stoke-on-Trent includes professionally cleaning the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque.
The dentist also plays an important role in treating gum disease. But you can help yourself at home by practising good oral hygiene. Be proactive, rather than reactive. Correct brushing and flossing will help delay problems before they arise.
Other things you can do to keep your mouth in tip top shape include eating a well-balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals. You should also use approved products that contain fluoride, particularly toothpaste. And also listen to your dentist. If they tell you to use a fluoride mouthwash, make sure you do.