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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Mouth WashAt Etwall Dental Practice, we operate on a philosophy of preventative care. While our team strives to meet your dental needs, you play an important role in keeping your smile healthy. Practicing an effective oral hygiene routine at home can prevent dental problems from developing. Whilst we appreciate patient visits, we’d very much like to ensure you and your children maintain good oral health, keeping trips to the dentist to a minimum.

Achieving perfectly healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. It’s crucial to take the right steps every day to prevent problems. There is a wide range of things to consider when trying to improve your dental hygiene.

How Do I Keep My Teeth And Gums Healthy?

Brushing your teeth twice a day comes as standard advice, regardless of if you’re going through dental treatment. Brushing before bed gets rid of any plaque that accumulates throughout the day. Plus, there’s less chance of you waking up with bad breath. Remember to brush along the gum line at a 45-degree angle for the best results.

Although whitening and flavours are more attractive elements to look for in toothpaste, there are far more important factors to consider. No matter your preference, ensure you purchase fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride leads the defence against tooth decay, providing a protective barrier for your teeth.

Flossing is a way to stimulate your gums, remove plaque, and help lower inflammation in the area. Brushing and flossing in tandem will help maintain great dental health.

Mouthwash can help your dental hygiene in three key areas. Not only does it reduce the amount of acid in the mouth, but it also cleans hard-to-brush areas as well as re-mineralize the teeth. Contact our dental hygienists to find out about specific mouthwash recommendations.

Although it may be a difficult task, cutting out as much sugar as possible from your diet is highly recommended. Understanding the effects of sugar consumption is also equally as important. Sugar converts into acid in the mouth, which ultimately erodes the enamel of your teeth. This is how cavities are formed. Monitoring your sugar intake is highly recommended.

Whilst modern life can lead to an increase in the consumption of convenience foods, the health of your teeth should be considered with every meal. Not only do fruit and vegetables contain more fibre but it’s also the best solution for your teeth.

How Can Our Team Help Your Dental Hygiene?

Taking care of your teeth and gums is essential to your long-term health. One of the best practices for dental hygiene is regular dental check-ups. Not only will oral hygienists help prevent tooth decay and eventual tooth loss but they’ll be able to identify more serious issues, such as:

  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Acid reflux
  • Tooth grinding
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart problems
  • Dementia
  • Mental health issues
  • Oral cancers
  • Gum recession
  • Gum disease

Furthermore, the possible infections in your mouth may sometimes lead to far greater health issues. Some oral infections have led to the following:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Premature births
  • Low birth babies
  • Respiratory problems
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke

Maintain your oral health or get expert medical advice from Etwall Dental Practice. If you feel as though you may require a dental treatment, please get in touch with us via phone on 01283 733391 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 update

Covid-19 Update 19.07.21

The rules about mask wearing and distancing are being removed as from 19th July.
However, healthcare establishments including dental practices will still request that you wear a mask when you attend, as our regulations are not changing as yet.
Etwall Dental Practice team are working extremely hard to provide a great service, thank you for bearing with us so far.
Due to the increase in dental care and, restrictions have not been changed for dental practices, waiting times for appointments have become longer.
We understand this may cause frustration, but we are doing our very best to accommodate your dental care.

Etwall Dental Practice supports the government’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ campaign for Health Service Staff