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Oral Hygiene Great smile, fresh breath & on going care in Ipswich

Everyone wants to have a great fresh smile, which is why good oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to variety of dental and medical problems in the future such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-ups and cleaning can prevent problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene. At GB Dental we offer scaling and Polishing for your dental hygiene.

Here are a few tips you can take to promote great oral hygiene

Basic Oral Hygiene Tips

  • Brushing - One of the easiest ways to help your brushing is position your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle near the gum line. Both the gum line and tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles and use a back and fourth, up and down motion. – Twice a day.
  • Flossing - Can help remove particles your toothbrush can miss!.
  • Avoid Tabacco - This will be a favour to your teeth from oral cancer and periodontal complications.
  • Limit sugar, Coffee and Alcohol – This causes dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease and make your teeth appear dull.
  • Drink lots of Calcium an other vitimins - You need plenty of calcium for your teeth, it is essential for the teeth as as your bones.
  • Visit your dentist - You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to have a full hygiene treatment.
  • Mouthwash - Mouthwashes containing Listerine and chlorine dioxide are very helpful because they help kill and maintain bacteria in your mouth.
  • Clean your tongue - Clean the surface of your tongue daily, it removes bacteria that live on your tongue.
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