The Importance of Oral Health

Promoting oral hygiene and how essential it is to an individual’s overall health is always a top priority for our dental practice. This is why it is important to return see your dentist on the recommended basis, and to maintain your visits to the hygienist.

Recently, the British Dental Health Foundation conducted a survey with the public regarding their oral health care regimes. The results of the survey illustrated how complacent many people are when it comes to brushing their teeth and flossing on a regular basis.

A significant number of people (around 15%) admitted that they have gone two days without brushing their teeth, when it is recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.

More than one in five adults in Britain surveyed said that they forget to floss. It is imperative to floss everyday in order to remove the build-up of plaque that you are unable to reach with your toothbrush.

Those who neglect brushing their teeth and flossing as recommended are at an increased risk of oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Our hygienist can professionally clean your teeth with a scale and polish, and can give you all the advice you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.


Posted by Wickersley Dental Practice on 7th June 2013, under Oral Health,Oral Health Tips