By the age of 7 or 8 each of us has a set of teeth that has to last us for the rest of our lives. Sadly though, many of us end up having to have dental treatment for problems that could have so easily been avoided. Get more information.
Caring for our teeth and keeping them in good condition should be a priority for all of us, and this includes regular trips to the dentist.
Tips to consider for the best dental hygiene
Dental care always starts at home. Brushing our teeth regularly – at least twice each day – helps to remove bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, as well as dislodging leftover pieces of food on which bacteria can feed. If we do not brush regularly, thoroughly enough or in the correct way, bacteria will attach itself to the enamel on the outside of our teeth. Contact Quality Dent for more.
Large populations of enamel-attaching bacteria create plaque. This is a bacteria and food combination that leaves a filmy coating over the teeth. Plaque bacterium produces acids that lead directly to tooth decay as a by-product of their metabolism.
Flossing with dental floss is also important as leftover pieces of food, as well as providing bacteria with the fuel to metabolise, also increases the risk of us developing a gum disease. Take a look at procedures.
Finding a dentist suitable to your needs
We suggest shopping around online as this gives you an idea of what different dentists can offer you, so you can choose one that best suits your needs.
If you’re based in Hertfordshire, we recommend The Perfect Smile Studios. Over 20 years of experience in this industry means they are expert at identifying potential issues and suggesting treatments to rectify these problems.
Treatments include veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic braces and implant dentistry. Find out more.
Call the team on 01992 552115 to book your consultation.