Here at The Mall Stockport we provide a wide range of dental services, from cosmetic to our emergency dentist. At The Mall Stockport your first consultation is on us. We can help you with regular check-ups and advise you on the routine to best protect your teeth.
What dental hygiene routine should I have?
According to a study by National Smile Month UK in 2017, one in four adults, including a third of men, admit to not brushing twice a day. Your dentist at The Mall Stockport will always stress the importance of brushing at least twice a day because it reduces the number of harmful bacteria that build up on the surface of the teeth. These kinds of bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease, which are leading causes of tooth loss. It’s also important to floss regularly to reach those more difficult spots between the teeth.
For some people, it may be necessary to brush more than this and use anti-bacterial mouthwash to eliminate the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Smokers should especially consider these additions to their routine.
The consequences of neglecting your oral health
There are lots of reasons why looking after your teeth and mouth should be a part of your life. Most of these involve the bacteria that thrive in our mouths. These bacteria can cause so many problems for us, including gum disease, tooth decay and even oral cancer in some cases.
It’s important to keep these bacteria at bay, not only to keep our teeth looking beautiful and our breath fresh, but also for our overall health. Without our teeth, we wouldn’t be able to maintain a balanced diet and eat the foods we love.
Only a professional dentist can advise you appropriately and give you the perfect oral hygiene routine, so for a friendly and reliable service, visit your dentist at The Mall Stockport. We aim to keep a smile on your face!