Your teeth are our priority at the dentist in West Byfleet
At Byfleet Dental Boutique, we try to educate patients about oral health ‘best practices’ in order to obtain a problem-free mouth.
When it comes to keeping away an array of nasty diseases and conditions, tooth decay, and more, prevention is critical.
In this article, we will teach you the dos and don’ts that will help you to keep your pearly whites strong and healthy.
Those biannual check-ups are more important than you think
We understand that, despite our friendly demeanour, you would like to keep your interactions with us to a minimum. Dental practitioners, in general, are regarded as the bearers of bad news. However, the worst thing you can do for your teeth is to miss your upcoming appointment at the dentist in West Byfleet out of fear.
By missing these crucial check-ups, smaller problems can become bigger ones, resulting in them becoming more complicated and more expensive to fix.
We schedule these appointments with your best interests at heart, helping you to care for your teeth affordably.
Flossing should not be optional
Most of our patients are aware of the importance of brushing their teeth, but they fail to see why they should floss. By flossing every day, you are removing germs and bacteria in the areas of your mouth where your brush cannot reach.
So, the next time you are at the shops, stock up on dental floss to protect your family’s dental health and hygiene.
Plaque is detrimental to your teeth
After eating, do your teeth ever feel furry? What you are detecting is plaque. Not only does the filmy material turn your teeth yellow and unsightly, but it can cause severe damage to your enamel and gums if you do not clean your teeth properly.
If you do not remove plaque, it accumulates and hardens into tartar, a mineral that can only be removed with a professional cleaning at the dentist in West Byfleet.
Incorporate correct brushing techniques
This one might sound obvious, but some people do not clean their teeth correctly. They tend to brush inadequately or not long enough.
Keeping a healthy mouth can be as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes, and after every meal, if you wear braces.
The technique is as important as the duration. Gently clean your teeth by moving your brush back and forth, and up and down, remember to cover every surface of your teeth to eliminate germs. Do not forget to floss afterward.
Straightening your teeth can improve your oral health
In the past, orthodontic devices were perceived as only having an aesthetic purpose. However, they have been found to improve dental health significantly. How? With perfectly aligned teeth, there are fewer places for harmful germs to hide in.
Replace your missing teeth
What is the harm in missing a few molars, especially if they are not visible? Not replacing a tooth after it has fallen out can negatively impact your jawbone and result in further tooth loss.
Maintaining oral health will result in teeth that do not impede your life in any way and prevent you from visiting the dentist in West Byfleet more than you have to.