13th January 2022
10 Dental Tips Provided by Our Dental Practice
Here at The Town House Dental Practice in Tunbridge Wells, we care about the wellbeing of our patients. From our wonderful team, here are ten of our best dental tips:
1. Brush properly and regularly
It’s easy to rush those activities we perform every day, but brushing your teeth isn’t something to skimp on. Slow down, be methodical, and get into all the nooks and crannies! We recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes in the morning (before eating and drinking) and in the evening before bed.
2. Floss daily
Flossing each day is one of the most common pieces of advice given by dentists and hygienists, but it is also one the most ignored. It might feel like your mouth is clean after brushing your teeth, but even the best toothbrushes can’t get everywhere. The small gaps between your teeth are breeding grounds for trapped food residue, as well as bacteria and plaque, which in turn can lead to gum disease. Just a few minutes of flossing a day is easy to do and prevents all kinds of problems down the road.
3. Schedule six-monthly dental check-ups
Dental professionals can spot the signs of decay and related problems well before they need serious intervention. Prevention is always better than cure, and a minor treatment than a major treatment. If you are a current patient you can book online with us here, and if you would like to join our dental practice, we are always happy to website new patients.
4. Teach your kids to enjoy the dentist
Dentistry has changed dramatically in the past few decades, and yet many still think of it with trepidation. Here at The Town House, we work hard to foster a comfortable, safe environment where adults and children alike can receive pain-free treatment from our friendly staff. If children enjoy their visit to the dentists, they won’t avoid it in the future, and will keep on top of their oral health. All children under 5 are welcome free of charge here at The Town House and we offer fantastic youth memberships for children ages 6 and above.
5. Increase your calcium intake
Calcium helps build and strengthen your bones, along with your teeth, but a lack of calcium can result in brittleness and increased sensitivity. Boost your levels by eating vegetables that are high in calcium, such as kale, broccoli, squash, beans and pak-choi, or dairy products such as milk and cheese. Supplements can also help, but there’s no substitute for healthy eating.
6. Eat a well-balanced diet
However well you brush and floss your teeth, your body requires an array of nutrients for robust health. When it has what it needs, your body will divert its energies to taking care of your teeth and gums. A healthy mouth starts with a healthy body.
7. Quit smoking
There are numerous reasons to leave tobacco behind, among which is the effect it has on your teeth. Tobacco use can permanently stain and even erode teeth.
8. Limit tea and coffee intake
Tea and coffee can also stain and erode enamel. While many consider tea and coffee-drinking a cherished habit, we recommend limiting yourself to a single cup in the morning (after brushing your teeth), or at least reducing your intake.
9. Avoid carbonated drinks
More than most other consumables, the carbonation in soda, beer and sparkling water erodes the surface of your teeth. We recommend cutting it out completely, if possible or reducing your current intake.
10. Harness the power of your smile
Here at The Town House, we offer a range of cosmetic treatments, from whitening to veneers and teeth straightening, along with other, more intensive treatments such as dental implants. Oral hygiene is important, but so is the assurance a gleaming, healthy smile can give you. Whether at a job interview, in a networking meeting or on a much-anticipated date, your smile can give you confidence, and confidence can open doors that might otherwise remain shut.