A healthy smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A great smile can also provoke many emotional responses from laughter to empathy — and smiling may even make you look younger, according to a recent study led at by the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The best way to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile from birth through old age, is to practice good oral hygiene habits, visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings, eat a healthy diet, and take care of any dental concerns as they arise.
At Smilecraft in Stevenage, we appreciate that healthy teeth take constant effort. Even if you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, visiting the dentist for regular cleanings and dental check-ups is essential in order to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. We also offer a range of preventive treatments to protect your teeth and gums against damage from plaque and tooth decay.
Keep your gums healthy
Your gums are more important than you may think. Not only do they protect your teeth, but also help support them. Looking after your gums is as important as taking care of your teeth. This is mainly because early stage gum disease is not painful, therefore can go untreated. Even if you brush and floss your teeth diligently, you will need to visit our dental hygienist for removing all the plaque build-up through thorough scaling and polishing. Dental plaque and tartar tend to hide in hard-to-reach places beneath your gums and only your hygienist can remove them effectively.
Gum disease shouldn’t be an issue if you clean your teeth regularly at the dentist. However, be aware of red and swollen gums that bleed since they may be indicative of mild gum disease, which is entirely reversible.
Prevent tooth decay
Sometimes, trying to eliminate tooth decay seems like an impossible task. However, avoiding sugary sweets and snacks as well as regular brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do if you want to avoid tooth decay. When you brush your teeth don’t forget to reach the backs of your last teeth with your tooth brush. It is also really important to clean around the edges of any crowns, bridges and dental. Our experienced hygienists can also show you how to clean between your teeth effectively.