It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy, and keep it that way. A simple routine of brushing for two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between the teeth, good eating habits, having sugary food and drinks less often and regular dental check-ups can help prevent most dental problems.
Although most people brush regularly, many don't clean between their teeth and some people don't have regular dental check-ups.
A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long run.
At Merrylee Dental Practice we can remove any build-up of plaque or tartar on your teeth and treat any gum disease that has already appeared. But daily dental care is up to you, and the main weapons are the toothbrush and interdental cleaning (cleaning between the teeth).
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Many people think that it is a high level of sugar in your diet that causes decay, but this is not necessarily so. It is how often you have sugar in your diet, not the amount that causes problems. It takes an average of an hour for the mouth to neutralise the acid caused by eating and drinking sugar. It is therefore important to limit the number of attacks by keeping sugary foods and drinks to mealtimes.
The enamel on the top surface on your tooth, is the hardest part of your entire body.
A diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fresh fruit & vegetables can help prevent gum disease.
Visiting a Dentist twice a year is imperative for dental health.
Babies' teeth begin to develop before they are born, but in most cases don't come through until they're between 6 and 12 months old.
Floss or use an interdental brush every day to remove food, debris and plaque lodged between your teeth.
There are 32 adult teeth in total – 12 more than in the baby set.