To maintain good dental health visit The Park Practice regularly
Regular dental check ups will ensure that any problems with your gums and teeth are identified quickly. On a basic dental level, brushing works best. Always brush your teeth twice a day and if possible floss after meals. Drink or rinse with water to help cleanse your mouth and avoid sugary snacks and drinks. If you need any further information, ask our dentists and dental hygienist for advice.
Dental Hygienist : we have a fantastic healthcare service and our hygienist is experienced in dealing with any gum health issues.
This can vary from patients who find preventing plaque build up causing some gum inflammation to people who present with far more complex periodontal health challenges.
We advise that you might need to visit us for regular cleaning and check ups twice a year but people at greater risk of oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year.
Tobacco and alcohol use, gum disease and poor oral hygiene may mean that you are at greater risk of poor dental health. People with diabetes and pregnant women may also need more regular dental check ups. To ensure no long term effects on gum/bone support for your dentition.
Daily Dental Care
Follow a proper daily dental care plan and your teeth will benefit from improved dental health. Although brushing your teeth twice a day should help prevent tooth decay, it is not the full answer. Take care of your teeth from a young age, on a daily basis, and you’ll hold onto them for longer. Otherwise, you could start to lose your teeth by middle age and develop recurring gum disease.
Some simple dental care advice
rinse your mouth with water every morning when you get up. This will wash away that left-over sleep taste. Give your mouth a quick check to make sure your gums are healthy.
brush your teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Rub in a circular fashion and along the gum line. Do not brush too vigorously.
use a mouthwash to help freshen your breath and wash away any residual debris.
try drinking water, or rinsing your mouth with water, after meals to help cleanse your mouth. Avoid sugary drinks and snacks. If you are really good - remember to floss!
repeat your morning brushing technique at the end of the day. Brush your tongue briefly as well. Rinse and head off to bed.
Visit our kids dental care page for information about children's dental health.