Invaluable advice from Carisbrook, the dental practice that really looks after you
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The beginning of January when traditionally we all make (and very often break) our New Year resolutions. This year though we’ve listed our Top Ten Dental Resolutions. Not only are they easier to stick to, but without any doubt, they will help you improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums, they will reward you with an improved smile, they will enhance your self-confidence and will generally uplift your whole sense of well-being. So, from Carisbrook, the dental practice that for over sixty years has been taking good care of their patient’s teeth, here are our Top Ten Dental Resolutions.
Clean your teeth every day.
Our cleaning advice is very simple. You should clean your teeth twice a day – as soon as you get up and again just before you go to bed. Use a medium bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste. Always brush every part of your mouth for at least two minutes to avoid any tartar build-up and so lessen the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Floss your teeth every day.
Brushing alone only reaches approximately sixty per cent of the surface of your teeth, so it is important that you also clean between your teeth. Flossing once a day will ensure plaque and tartar is removed from places where a brush can’t reach.
Use a fluoride mouthwash.
It only takes a few seconds but the dental practice advice is to use a good quality fluoride mouthwash especially after meals or sugar intake.
Make regular dental check-up appointments
If you haven’t had a dental check-up recently then make an appointment now. Your dentist will closely examine the health of your teeth and gums and if there are any signs of a problem they can treat it to ensure that it doesn’t develop into something more serious.
Avoid too many sweets and sweet-stuffs.
There is nothing worse than sugary foods and drinks for your teeth and gums. Sugars trigger a chemical reaction with the bacteria in your mouth that produces acids that can dissolve and weaken tooth enamel. The result … tooth decay, dental abscesses and tooth loss.
Shun fizzy drinks.
Fizzy carbonated drinks can be disastrous for the health of your teeth. The acid that the carbon creates in your mouth will attack the enamel and this can result in tooth decay and gum disease.
Do not smoke.
People who smoke are at a far greater risk of suffering gum disease. Over fifty per cent of smokers suffer from it and gum disease is also proven to a serious contributor to heart disease.
Treat yourself to cosmetic dentistry.
Carisbrook is the dental practice to contact if you want to improve the appearance and health of your teeth to create a beautiful smile. Among the treatments we can provide are teeth whitening, white fillings, porcelain veneers, gum contouring and reshaping.
Don’t put up with damaged teeth.
If your teeth are broken, chipped or damaged in any way, Carisbrook’s restorative dentistry treatments will be able to bring them back to their sparkling best. Among the treatments we can provide are the restoration of broken teeth, inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges and dentures. Carisbrook is also recognised as the UK’s leading dental implant specialist.
Don’t suffer from bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, can affect anyone of any age, but Carisbrook is the dental practice that can cure it. If you suffer from bad breath then make an appointment to discuss it with us.
So make it your New Year Resolution to change your lifestyle and help to protect the health of your teeth and gums. If you would like any further help or hygiene advice then do not hesitate to make an appointment with Carisbrook, the dental practice that really looks after you. You can call us on 0161 766 2123 or alternatively you can contact us by using the online form on our Appointments page.