21 Aug Taking Care Of Your Smile As A University Student
Diligent oral care whilst studying.
Being at university is exciting, confusing and at times overwhelming. There are lots and lots of reasons you need your smile to be in the best condition during this memorable time of life. You’re meeting new people, going for important interviews and doing presentations, you might even be going on a few dates!
To help you maintain the most beautiful smile for these important years, follow your Egham dentists tips for taking care of your smile as a new university student. Dr Elizabeth Ahearne from our team offers you some essential advice:
Register With Your Local Dentist
It is so important that you register with your local dentist when you move to university. It certainly won’t be the most exciting thing you do, as you pick fancy dress for endless parties and nights out, meet all different kinds of people from all walks of life, and even go on your very first food shop as an independent adult. However, it is one of the most important things you’ll do, as you’ll be able to book checkups which help prevent nasty toothaches and issues that could cause you disruption and pain you don’t have time for. You’ll also have a local dentist to go to should you sustain a tooth injury at one of the many sports clubs you join, or just tripping up the stairs after a late night of studying.
Maintain Good Daily Oral Hygiene Habits
Your routine may be disrupted and you may even wonder what a routine is at times, with all the social activities along with late night revision, early lectures and everything in between. However, you still need to maintain good oral hygiene habits in order to protect your teeth from plaque and dental decay. Brush for two minutes twice every single day taking care to brush effectively (if you need help with how to brush effectively our Egham dental hygienist can help). If you are always out and about, carry a travel toothbrush and mini toothpaste in your bag so you can brush wherever you are.
Avoid Bad Habits That Could Affect Your Teeth
Eating badly and drinking lots of sugary alcohol are two things that can come hand-in-hand with university life. Eating a bowl of cereal or even just convenience foods like chocolate or microwave meals along with social drinking, can be really bad news for your teeth. A lack of vitamins and minerals, along with lots of sugar and starch in your diet could not only damage your teeth, but it could increase your risk of oral disease too. Excessive drinking could also increase your risk of oral cancer, as well as being very bad news for your overall health.
Try to limit your alcohol intake keeping it to government recommended guideline amounts, and where possible, consume a balanced diet rich with colourful fruit and vegetables, healthy fats, proteins and complex carbohydrates.
Register With Us!
If you are local to Crown House Dental in Egham, please do give us a call and register. We are here to support your oral health during your time at university, providing you with dental checkups, treatments, advice and support whenever you need them. Please call us on 01784432641 and we will be delighted to register you to our professional and friendly practice today.