Help your smile last a lifetime...

with our top tips for dental health!

top tips to help your smile last a lifetime from Surrey dentist 

Preventive dentistry is at the heart of everything that we do at The Molesey Dental Practice. More time spent on hygiene visits and prevention will mean less time having teeth treated and less cost to you guys!

·         Brush your teeth carefully twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. (Children under 7 should only use a pea sized amount of a low fluoride toothpaste and brush under supervision).

·         Floss everyday - if you are not sure how - don't worry - a lot of people don't know how to do it properly until they are shown!

·         Stop smoking. Smoking is a major contributory factor in oral cancer. It causes gum inflammation and leads to recession, tooth mobility and eventually tooth loss.

·         Cut out the sugary snacks and drinks. These will lead to a massive increase in plaque acids, which can lead to tooth decay. Try and restrict food intake to mealtimes. Oral bacteria benefit from the constant nourishment that snacking can provide. If you must snack, then try and choose foods like fresh fruit or cheese, which are better for your teeth.

·         Eat a well balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. This will lead to healthier gums and therefore healthier teeth.

·         Enjoy alcohol in moderation. Alcohol, especially spirits, is another contributory factor to oral cancer.

 

·         Visit The Molesey Dental Practice regularly for hygiene appointments.


Posted: 29.04.2016 | news index »