Doctor Monika Laczna, the principal dentist and CEO of Blue Light Dental in Crouch End, shares her oral health tips so you can keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Keeping your mouth healthy is just as important as looking after any other part of your body. A healthy mouth not only means great-looking teeth, but it can also prevent gum disease and even oral cancer.
At our dentist in Crouch End, we want everyone to know the best ways to take care of their teeth. With National Smile Month starting in May, we’re sharing our top tips for taking care of your teeth. No matter how old you are, it’s never too early or late to get your teeth looking great!
1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth is a routine most of us get into from a young age, but it’s important to continue with it throughout your life. We recommend brushing your teeth last thing at night and at one other point throughout the day. Brushing twice a day means any plaque that’s built up throughout the day is removed. This is especially important at the end of the day.
Top Tip from our Dentist in London: Get into a habit of doing it at the same time each day — this will help the routine to stick.
2. Be Aware of What You Eat and Drink
The NHS outline the food which is best for a balanced diet. Different foods and drinks will affect your teeth in different ways. Drinks which can cause staining on teeth are tea, coffee, juices and red wine. Foods with strong colours such as citrus fruits can also be damaging. Avoid having too much of these foods and drinks, and try to rinse your mouth out with water after having them.
3. Use Dental Floss Regularly
Getting into a routine of flossing is important as the floss is able to reach parts of your teeth that your toothbrush simply can’t. Those small gaps in between teeth are where plaque can easily build up and harden. Using floss helps to remove this plaque.
Flossing not only helps to remove plaque from difficult to reach areas, but it can help your gums, too. Don’t worry if your gums bleed when you first start to floss, this is normal. Removing plaque and leftover food from between teeth also can help keep your breath fresh — there are so many benefits to flossing!
4. Use Toothpaste with Fluoride
Fluoride is one of the ingredients in toothpaste which helps to maintain a healthy mouth and even prevent tooth decay. After brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, there is no need to rinse your mouth with water as any leftover fluoride on your teeth is good. Some mouthwashes also have fluoride in them.
5. Make an Appointment With Your Local Dentist! You Can Visit Our Dentist in Crouch End…
Booking regular appointments at the dentist means you can keep on top of your oral health. Our dentist in Crouch End will be able to assess any areas where your oral health could be improved. While some people do find it daunting to visit the dentist, remember that we are here to help you and keep your teeth looking great.
Visiting the dentist is a great time to ask all the questions you might have about how best to improve your oral health.
We’re ready to welcome you to Blue Light Dental clinic and keep your mouth healthy and happy! View our competitive London dental prices and contact us for a check-up or consultation about cosmetic and orthodontics.