Recent studies have stressed the importance of healthy gums, as gum disease has been linked to an elevated risk of a host of health problems, including heart disease and strokes. We encourage all our patients to take good care of their teeth and gums and we offer hygiene and preventative dental services to ensure that you enjoy good oral health. Here are some tips for keeping your gums healthy:
Good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. You should brush your teeth twice a day every day, for at least 2 minutes each time to prevent plaque from collecting in your mouth. Plaque is a colourless film, which is sticky; it clings to the tooth enamel and the gum line and is a major cause of decay and gum disease. In addition to brushing your teeth, you should also take care to floss, as this helps to remove bacteria from the cracks between the teeth.
We encourage all our patients to have regular dental check-ups. When you have a check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and look for any signs of developing issues, such as decay, or symptoms of gum disease. Every time you have a dental check, your dentist will record any changes in your mouth. Your dentist can also offer advice about oral hygiene and healthy eating and they will give your teeth a clean and polish.
Diet is a major contributor to the formation of plaque and it’s important to be aware of the impact the foods you eat have on your teeth and gums. Try to avoid eating foods that are rich in sugar and acidic foods and stick to three meals a day, rather than snacking between main meals because this weakens your protective tooth enamel. After eating, it is beneficial to chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva production; always wait around one hour after you have eaten to brush your teeth, as this will give your tooth enamel chance to recover and re-harden.
Smoking increases your risk of gum disease, as well as many other health conditions. Our dentists and dental hygienists can help you to give up smoking; call the practice near Leicester for more information.Back to Latest News
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