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Oral hygiene is really important or good oral health. The good news is that an effective daily oral hygiene routine will reduce your risk of gum disease, dental decay and a host of general health conditions and it need only take a few minutes each day.
Dentists recommend adopting a good daily oral hygiene routine from a very early age to enjoy good oral health.
If you have any questions about how you should clean your teeth or which oral hygiene products you should buy, your dentist or dental hygienist will be happy to help.
Electric toothbrushes are proven to remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes. Plaque is a sticky film, which is made from bacteria and particles of food; it clings to the tooth enamel and can penetrate the tooth and irritate the gums. Electric Vs Manual.
Electric toothbrushes are more expensive than manual toothbrushes, but they last a lot longer and the replacement heads are relatively inexpensive, especially if you buy in bulk.
Electric toothbrushes range in price according to the make and model; some of the more expensive brushes are very technically advanced, with all kinds of impressive features, including timers, brushing records and data and wireless technology.
Using an electric toothbrush is better for your teeth and it is also easier; one of the best things about some of the brushes is that they are fitted with a timer, which ensures that you are brushing for the recommended 2 minutes each time you clean your teeth.
Flossing should be an important part of any oral hygiene regime. Flossing involves using dental floss to remove plaque and food deposits from the mouth; dental floss is very thin tape, which is passed through the cracks in the teeth and along the gum line. Flossing techniques.
Flossing is important because it targets areas of the mouth that are commonly missed when brushing.
It is impossible to get a brush head between the gaps between the teeth and many people to find it difficult to reach the corners of their mouth with a brush; this is where flossing comes in.
If plaque is allowed to collect in the mouth there is a danger of gum disease and decay. If you have any questions about dental floss or you are unsure how to floss your teeth, ask your dentist or a dental hygienist for advice. See reasons here.
It is common to experience mild bleeding when flossing for the first time, but if bleeding persists, see your dentist, as this can be a sign of gum disease.
Dental hygienists provide intensive cleaning treatments, which help to reduce your risk of dental diseases, remove surface stains from your teeth and give your smile a glossy, healthy glow. Your hygienist may also being able to recommend suitable treatments, such as veneers, braces or teeth whitening.
Dental hygienists are experts in dental hygiene and a trip to the hygienist will do your mouth the world of good.
Changes in legislation now mean that you can book an appointment with a dental hygienist in the UK without being referred by your dentist first.