Ways to Enjoy Fresh Breath and a Sparkling Smile
Who doesn’t want beautifully fresh breath and a nice sparkling smile? With the correct preventative dental care, then you should be able to easily enjoy both. Unfortunately bad breath is all too common and can be caused by a number of different factors. However one of the most frequent causes of bad breath is down to poor oral hygiene.
This is why we thoroughly recommend you come to see our dentist in Downham Market at regular intervals and why it’s a great idea to make regular appointments to see our hygienist. It is a nice idea to make both appointments for the same time so you can get everything you need done in one simple visit. However if you prefer, you can always book to see our hygienist at any time you wish and you don’t need to see our dentist at the same time.
How Regular Dental Check-ups can Help You Have Fresh Breath
By coming to visit our dentist in Downham Market every six months or so, you will be ensuring that any small problems will be picked up before they can become bigger. Issues such as tooth decay and gum disease can all cause bad breath, and of course they can also lead to tooth loss. If you visit our dentist with persistent bad breath and we can’t find any reason, then we might suggest you visit your GP as sometimes bad breath can be caused by a medical condition and common culprits include sinusitis, diabetes, bronchitis and lung infections.
How Regular Hygiene Treatments Can Help You Have Fresh Breath
If you already have your teeth regularly scaled and polished then you’ll know how lovely it feels immediately afterwards. This is because our hygienist is extremely good at making sure all the plaque and calculus that has built up on your teeth is thoroughly removed.
At the same time they will gently polish your teeth, which is great for making them sparkle. Our hygienist can also provide you with personalised tuition on how to brush and floss more thoroughly. Even though you think your routine may be good, it is surprisingly easy to continually miss out certain areas of your mouth and often being shown a few new techniques can make a lot of difference.
After visiting our dentist in Downham Market and our hygienist, it’s important that you look after your teeth and gums at home to maintain nice fresh breath. A good oral hygiene routine will only take a few minutes each day. You need to brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day and you must floss once-a-day.
The areas in between your teeth account for a third of your tooth surfaces and it is easy for plaque and bits of food to get trapped in between your teeth. If these food particles aren’t regularly removed then they will gradually begin to rot, causing noxious bad breath. The best time to floss this last thing at night as your mouth is drier overnight which increases the build-up of bacteria and is why morning breath is a common problem.
If it is time for your check-up and hygiene appointment, then please contact Downham Market Dental Care on 01366 382265 to book your appointment today.