Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s time to show your teeth some love! We’ve got some great tips on how you can start a new and more fulfilling relationship with your teeth and mouth in 2016.
If you really want to show your teeth you care then follow brushing with a good floss. This will remove the plaque that the brush can’t reach and help you to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Preventative dentistry like this can help keep your mouth in tiptop condition and minimise the need for trips to the dentist in future.
Reduce your sugar intake
Less sugar is better for us in general but it can also help to keep your teeth from falling into decay. The recommended amount of ‘added sugar’ (i.e. sugar in sweets, cakes, fizzy drinks and biscuits) that we consume each day shouldn’t exceed 30g. If you want to treat your teeth to a less sugary existence then swap fizzy drinks for water, cut down on fruit juices, switch jam for a sugar free or savoury spread (such as cream cheese) and don’t add spoonfuls of sugar to your tea.
Restorative dentistry can help to deal with all sorts of dental issues that previously might have been unsolvable and leave your smile looking brand new. From fillings to crowns, Invisalign braces and veneers, you can correct, whiten and straighten your smile with very little effort.
Swap your silver fillings
If your dentist agrees that this is a good idea then replace old silver amalgam fillings with new white fillings. While the old wisdom was that silver fillings were far more long lasting, advances in technology mean that you can expect the same durability from white fillings now too.
Take regular trips – to the dentist
You should have a check up as advised by your dentist, usually every 6-12 months. During the appointment your dentist will look for signs of tooth decay, check the health of your gums, examine bite, look for signs of vitamin deficiency or diabetes and may even give you a head and neck examination. Regular visits to the dentist are the only way to give your teeth and mouth the attention they deserve.
Your dentist is your best friend when it comes to learning to love your teeth again – if you don’t adore your smile right now then all is not lost. Treat your teeth to a visit to our orthodontist service to fall in love all over again – book now for appointments in Bristol, London and Surrey.