Looking After Your Oral Health
Not only is practicing good oral hygiene vital in maintaining good oral health, it has a major impact on your general well-being. Studies have shown that poor oral health can play a role in the development of other health problems 1. These can include heart disease and strokes, and can also create further risk for individuals suffering from diabetes and respiratory diseases.
One of the ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease developing, it is necessary to maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine.
This consists of:
- Cleaning your teeth, gums and mouth twice daily
- Using correct brushing techniques
- Flossing once daily
It is also important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and a professional clean. Every six months is recommended in order to remove any build up of hard plaque and identify potential problems. Prevention is better than a cure.
Arrange a check-up with our team to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Our aim is to help all our patients obtain their optimal oral health level.
1 Beck J, Garcia R, Heiss G, Vokonas PS, Offenbacher S (1996). Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Periodontology 67:1123-1137.