You no longer need to be a patient at the surgery to benefit from the professional hygiene services offered at T2 Dental. Oral health is our number one priority and research has shown that regular visits to the dental hygienist alongside your regular brushing regimen improves your dental health and reduces the number of maintenance visits to your dentist. You can now book an appointment directly with a hygienist at the practice, whether you are a regular patient or not. Call 01752 607747 for further information. A 40 minute appointment will cost £75.00
1. Floss daily
You're advised to use interdental brushes in addition to brushing as part of your daily oral health routine from the age of 12.
Some people may not have large enough spaces in between their teeth to use an interdental brush, so flossing can be a useful alternative.
Your dental team can show you how best to clean between your teeth.
2. Eat healthy
What you eat and drink can cause tooth decay, so a healthy diet is important for your teeth.
A balanced diet includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, as well as starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta (choose wholegrain versions and eat potatoes with their skin where possible).
You should also eat sources of protein, such as meat, fish, eggs, beans or other non-dairy sources of protein, and some milk and dairy foods (ideally lower fat options).
Only eat small amounts of food and drinks high in fat and sugar. The Eatwell Guide shows how the different types of food should make up your diet.
3. Regular checkups
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it's best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.