7 Important Reasons To Clean Your Teeth
Keeping those pearly whites white!
Here at Abbey Dental, NW8, we provide an exceptional range of cosmetic and general dentistry treatments and services, designed to keep our patients with excellent oral health and the most beautiful smiles around. But in order to keep your teeth and mouth as healthy as possible, it is important you brush and floss your teeth regularly.
Doing this gets rid of bacteria and plaque build up on the teeth that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. There are lots of good reasons to brush your teeth, here are just some of them:
If you don’t look after your teeth, they will eventually rot and fall out. By brushing twice a day you’ll save money on future treatments needed to repair any damage done by neglecting your oral hygiene. Simple!
It Helps You Have Fresh Breath
When your breath smells, it can often be because of rotting food stuck and bacteria stuck on and around the teeth. Brush the old food and bacteria away and maintain fresh breath.
It Helps You Avoid Serious Health Conditions
Gum disease, caused by plaque on the teeth irritating the gums and enabling bacteria to enter the gums, can contribute to the risk of developing various serious health conditions like Hypertension, Diabetes, Strokes, lung issues and heart disease. Nasty oral bacteria in the blood stream is bad news – help avoid these serious health conditions by brushing your teeth.
It Helps You Avoid Full Body Infections
When you get a minor oral infection you’ll get a sore mouth, and perhaps a bit of toothache. When those infections are more serious, your entire body can be affected with flu like symptoms, facial swelling, headaches, fatigue and even nausea. Infections aren’t a good thing, keep them at bay by brushing your teeth.
It Helps You Avoid Dementia
Research suggests that neglecting the health of your gums can increase your risk of developing dementia. So to avoid an increased risk in developing dementia, brush your teeth!
It Stops You Getting Gum Disease
The first stages of gum disease cause you to have sore gums and spit blood when you brush your teeth (a sign you won’t see if you don’t brush your teeth!) The second stage of gum disease leads to tooth and bone loss and can be extremely serious. Gum disease is easily prevented with regular brushing and regular cleaning and checkups at Abbey Road Dental. Even if you do get some early signs of gum disease, we can easily help you reverse it by advising you on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.
It Helps You Avoid Developing Arthritis
Studies also suggest that if you have gum disease, you are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. Stop the bacteria in your mouth producing nasty proteins and brush your teeth regularly.
Brush Your Teeth!
So now you have just a few reasons to brush your teeth, here are some simple tips to keep your oral hygiene tip top:
● Visit us at Abbey Dental for regular checkups.
● Use toothpaste with a fluoride concentration of between 1,000 and 1,500 parts per million.
● Use a good quality toothbrush that is comfortable to hold and allows you to reach all the different parts of your mouth.
● Follow advice given to you by our dental staff about brushing.
● Floss regularly.
Need A Checkup?
Do you need a checkup or advice on how to keep your oral health tip top? Please give Abbey Road Dental a call on 02076241603 and we’ll get you booked straight in.