19 Mar Celebrating World Oral Health Day!
With Crown House Dental in Egham
World Oral Health Day is celebrated on the 20th of March every year, and it is a really good chance to give your oral health routines and habits a bit of an MOT.
Here at your Egham dentist we will take any opportunity to help our valued patients have a happier and healthier smile. So on World Oral Health Day 2018, please read this quick MOT check to ensure you’re looking after your teeth and gums as well as you could be:
Brushing is so important and it is often underrated when it comes to the influence it has over the health and aesthetics of your smile. You might think your brushing habits are perfect, but it is worth asking yourself these questions first:
- Is you toothbrush right? Is it too hard, too soft, is the handle comfortable, does it get changed regularly, does it enable you to reach all the different parts of our mouth?
- Are you brushing right? Are you reaching all parts of your mouth? Are you brushing too hard or too soft? Are you brushing for two minutes twice a day?
- Are you brushing at the right times of the day?
Think carefully about your brushing technique, tools and timings to figure out if your brushing is as effective as it should be. Your Egham dentist can help you ensure your brushing habits are effective.
Eating & Drinking
What you eat and drink has a big effect on your oral health. Think about the following when you think about your diet in relation to your oral health:
- Do you eat a lot of sugary foods, or do you drink a lot of sugary drinks?
- Do you consume a lot of fruits and vegetables?
- Is your diet starch heavy?
- Do you drink a lot of coffee or red wine?
A diet low in starch and sugar, which is high in fruits and vegetables is ideal. Certain beverages can contribute to staining so it is worth understanding what might be causing your teeth to drop in whiteness. A balanced diet doesn’t just enhance your overall health, but has a big effect on your oral health too.
Certain habits can put your oral health at risk. It is important to face up to how certain habits affect your oral health so you can make an informed choice about what to do next. Habits like smoking are incredibly bad for your entire mouth as well as your overall health, but you can get help quitting from your GP or pharmacist. Excess alcohol is also very bad for your oral health. Hobbies like sports also fall under this category, as they can put your teeth at risk of injury. Although your Egham dentist is unable to help you with smoking or alcoholism support, we can help you to manage your oral health as well as possible regardless of those habits. With sports, we can create a custom mouthguard, and provide support for traumatic injury to the mouth.
Speak To Your Egham Dentist About Your Oral Health
The whole point of paying attention to World Oral Health Day is to embrace being proactive about your own oral health. The more you look out for symptoms that need checking out, go to scheduled check ups, work on bad habits and reach out for extra advice and support when you need it, the better your oral health will be. Call us on 01784432641 and we will be more than happy to help. On World Oral Health Day, and every day, we are here to help you have the happiest, healthiest smile possible.