your smile checklist
It’s time to get oral-health savvy...
Hif you’re whites counts for nothing aving perfectly straight pearly is placed properly. So much importance not looking after your teeth is in need of as a nation our oral health on cosmetic dentistry, but floss regularly, per cent of adults use dental improvement. Less than 25 never flossed their teeth. Shockingly, while one in three people has Shadrooh, dentist at decay, so we asked Dr Milad 31 per cent of adults have tooth keep decay at bay... what we should be doing to Chequers Dental Surgery, exactly you visit How often should dentist/hygienist? the before they become a regularly, as we can spot issues ‘You should visit your dentist you have limited treatment hurt, because at that point problem and things begin to but twice a year is at least once a year as a minimum, options. I would recommend months, too – some in with the hygienist every six what you should aim for. Book patients come in every six weeks.’ gums? do to prevent bleeding what should you between your teeth effectively twice a day and cleaning ‘Make sure you’re brushing with your dentist stat. still causing an issue, book in using floss. If your gums are gum disease appointments will help combat Having regular scale and polish in the long run.’
should i use? which toothbrush places and the as it gets into harder-to-reach ‘I recommend an electric toothbrush proven that for brushing for long enough. It’s allotted time makes sure you’re as per the timer must brush for two minutes, a more thorough clean you on electric toothbrushes.’ floss, and are some often should you How others? flosses better than floss picks for those at least once a day. I recommend ‘You need to clean interdentally gaps, use interdental their teeth. If you have larger with small gaps in between [£4 for a pack of 10]. Using brush interdental cleaners brushes, like dentek’s easy Try to choose a fluoridefloss, makes it easier and quicker. a floss pick, rather than roll long-lasting protection.’ coated product for maximum, be using mouthwash? should everyone but not as a replacement specific things like bad breath, ‘Mouthwash can be used for cleaning routine. it alongside a brushing and interdental for brushing and flossing. Use bacteria that causes it, you need one that targets the If you suffer from bad breath, from the bacteria on per cent of bad breath comes not just one that masks it. Ninety orabrush [£5.20].’ to get rid of it is with a dentek your tongue, so the best way is best? which toothpaste fluoride. Fluoride stops brand, as long as it contains ‘It doesn’t really matter what surface of the teeth.’ and helps to strengthen the early cavities from progressing teeth being so sensitive? How can i stop my means something more by an exposed nerve, which ‘Sensitivity can often be caused – definitely see your underneath the tooth’s surface serious could be happening help your plight.’ with potassium nitrate may dentist. If nothing’s amiss, toothpastes