The importance of mouth care
Gnasher’s, pearly whites, and chompers whatever you call your teeth it is important to keep your teeth and general oral wellbeing healthy. Not only does having healthy gums and teeth benefit your mouth but can also have an impact on your overall health as well.
Having healthy teeth is important because your mouth is vital for drinking, eating, tasting and communication. Also the antibacterial properties of your saliva are your mouths natural defence against the build-up of bacteria which can cause all sorts of problems and infections such as tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
And as we all know when we get problems with our teeth it can be very painful and unpleasant, this is why having good oral hygiene is vital in maintaining your mouths defences against unwanted problems. Many of these problems can be avoided by a few simple things you can do daily; the most effective of these is daily brushing. But there other methods we can use to keep our oral hygiene in tip top shape.
Below I have listed a few things you should be doing to maintain your oral health.
Brushing your teeth
Brushing your teeth is the most common method of keeping your mouth healthy, due to eating and drinking plaque builds up on the surface of our teeth, by brushing twice daily it removes this build-up of plaque. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes at a time, and this should be done once in the morning and once in the evening before you go to bed.
Flossing is also very important in the fight against tooth decay, as with flossing you can reach the places where tooth brushes cannot, this can include in-between teeth and along the gum line. Dentists in Navan recommend flossing at least once a day with the best time to floss before you go to bed.
Using a mouthwash is also a very good way to keep your mouth healthy due to its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which fight against diseases and infections. A mouth wash should be swilled around the mouth for at least one minute before spitting out.
About dentists in Navan
At Boyne Dental we believe that you should keep your own healthy teeth for your entire lifetime. We promote prevention as the best strategy when dealing with your oral health.