Our oral health is a super important component of our overall health that should never be left unattended. Many people don’t make it a priority, yet we only get one set of adult teeth and replacing them can be extremely frustrating and expensive, so it’s best to do everything you can to make them last as long as possible. Luckily, we’re here with three really simple things you can do in order to do just that! These things are drinking more water, making sure that you floss and going to see your dentist. 

Drink More Water

First up, a super simple thing you can do to improve your oral health is to drink more water. Replacing a few of your other drinks throughout the day (sugary drinks, fizzy drinks, caffeine or alcohol) can really help your teeth, as not only are those drinks damaging to your teeth, but water actually has benefits. When you drink water throughout the day, it can help to wash away any sugar or food residue from the food and drink you consume throughout the day. When this is left on the teeth, it can be very damaging, so introducing a glass of water to drink after every time you eat or drink can make a big difference. This doesn’t in any way replace the need for brushing, flossing or mouthwash, yet it is a good way to help your teeth stay in good condition throughout the day before you can give them a proper clean when you are home. 

Make Sure That You Floss

Another thing that can absolutely transform your oral health yet is something so many people overlook is flossing. Floss is really cheap and it only takes around a minute to floss once a day, so it can simply be added on to your oral health routine when you are brushing. Flossing helps to remove plaque or food from between the teeth. If food is stuck between the teeth, it can cause bacteria to form which is very damaging to the teeth, eventually leading to decay and tooth loss if this is consistent over time. This bacteria is called plaque, and it is often inevitable that it does build throughout the day even if you floss, but the most important thing is that you remove it. Plaque can also harden to form tartar which again, can be very damaging to your teeth and overall oral health. So, flossing every day and removing any food or plaque can really help to reduce the risk of decay over time. 

See Your Dentist

Last but not least, you should see your dentist every 6 months. This is such a positive thing you can do, as they will be able to point out any areas of your oral health that you might be neglecting, they can identify issues much earlier than you might be able to, and sometimes identify things that you never could have noticed until it was too late that are very serious. The benefits of seeing your dentist regularly are endless and in the long run, it can save you a significant amount of pain and money, as when things are caught early, the treatment is likely to be much cheaper and also much less invasive! So, this is your sign to get an appointment booked, whether you go to your dentist in Leamington Spa, London or LA!