If you’ve just had teeth whitening in London then you’ll probably be pretty interested in ways of looking after your pearly whites and keeping them looking their very best. Of course, the easiest ways to do this is simply to make sure you visit your dental surgery at six monthly intervals for a full check-up and cleaning. This is essential as your dentist will be looking for any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease, or other less common diseases that may affect your oral health. Visiting your dental surgery twice a year helps make sure any problems are picked up quickly and can be treated before they cause any extensive problems.
Advantages of Visiting Your Dentist Regularly
The advantage of doing this is obviously that any treatment will be cheaper and less invasive, and you’ll also be able to have your teeth whitening touched up at the intervals recommended by the Smile Studio. Neglecting your teeth would mean you’re unlikely to be able to continue using the bleaching products as they could cause increased sensitivity as they will penetrate any areas of tooth decay far more easily.
Professional cleaning is also an important part of your preventative dental care programme. This is because it involves scraping away any hardened plaque bacteria, called calculus, which may have built up on your teeth. The problem with calculus is that it can irritate the delicate gum tissues and can lead to gum disease developing. In addition calculus can look almost yellowish in appearance, so having it cleaned away will help restore your smile to its former glory. Your dentist will also polish your teeth, and this helps to remove any surface staining so it’s a great way to freshen up your smile. It really doesn’t take very long just to pop in for a check-up and is definitely money well spent.
Dental Care at Home
Having an excellent oral hygiene routine at home is also essential. Just about everybody knows they should be brushing twice a day, and that they should be flossing once a day. However flossing is one of those things that is pretty easy to skip, but it is essential for helping to keep your gums in the best possible shape. Flossing helps remove plaque bacteria and food particles that can become trapped in between the teeth. If left in place the plaque bacteria will harden into calculus, and the food particles will gradually rot, causing noxious odors. Removing these particles with flossing will also help keep your teeth looking whiter and brighter.
Flossing can be tricky to do, so it might be worthwhile asking the dentist for a quick demonstration on how to do it properly. If you really can’t get on with something then there are plenty of alternatives to try, including inter dental brushes that look like tiny little toothbrushes that can be inserted in between the teeth, or you could try using a WaterPik or an air flosser. These remove food debris and plaque bacteria through using either water under pressure, or a combination of both water and air. They can be very effective and very easy to use although the sensation may feel a little strange initially.
If you love your new white smile contact Dr Wyman Chan then you’ll want to preserve it for as long as possible. Having healthy teeth and gums is the best way to do so.