Maintaining a good oral cleaning routine is by far one of the best ways to keep your teeth looking their best well into your twilight years. Some people still struggle with this and at Plowman & Partners we think you’re never too old to learn some hygiene tips, so here’s a couple of things you can try at home to look after your teeth.
Find a brushing routine
Perhaps one of the best things you can do is to try and figure out a brushing routine that works for you. Cleaning your teeth, a minimum of twice a day is definitely a must and it’s something your dentist in Marylebone will insist on, but you can also try a light cleaning after meals. This will help clear out any food debris and reduce the amount of plaque that could build up because of it.
The way you brush your teeth is also very important, try to cover each side evenly with the same amount of force and time spent on it. Also, be very careful about how you brush as pressing too hard can wear down the protective enamel. Don’t forget to also regularly clean your toothbrushes as well as bacteria can build up over time.
Finally, giving your tongue a good scrape will also benefit you in the long run as it clears out any germs might remain even after brushing.
Try an electric toothbrush
Manual brushing is still beneficial to you, but it can’t quite beat the deep reaching clean feeling of vibrating bristles. Electric brushes are great for getting into those hard to reach places thanks to its sonic technology that disrupts and loosens any plaque.
If you’re unsure what type, you should be using then ask your dentist in Marylebone to point you in the right direction.
Although the kids that play Fortnite might be familiar with this, most patients still are reluctant to floss their teeth. Using dental floss is a great way to get any plaque and food debris that’s stuck in your teeth that brushing won’t remove.
However, if you do plan on using it just don’t go too deep or vigorous. You may accidently damage the gumline or cause teeth to become loose. Just use light strokes if you can and avoid pulling it too hard against your mouth.
Like flossing, mouthwash is perfect for reaching those places you can’t brush. As the television adverts often show you, it’s good for breaking down food debris and leaving a lasting protection against plaque afterwards. There are numerous brands out there that you can choose from, ask your dentist for any recommendations but try to avoid any solution that’s too strong as you could damage your teeth.
So, if you’re looking to improve your oral hygiene routine, then keep a few of these helpful little dental tips from your dentist in Marylebone in mind to make sure your smile looks its best for as long as possible.