At Moti Smile Design Centre Leicester preventative dentistry is at the heart of everything that we do. We are one of the few practices in Leicester with a Dental Health Educator AND a Dental Therapist.
More time spent on hygiene visits and education will mean less time having teeth filled or removed and less cost to you, the patient. Something we're sure that you will welcome! And regular attendance means that we can keep an eye on the health of all the soft tissues in your mouth. We regularly screen our patients for oral cancer - treatable if detected early but horrific if not.
Better oral health is increasingly recognised as important to the body as a whole and not just the mouth. So, what are our 8 top tips to help you enjoy better oral health?
- Stop smoking. As well as the well known problems in relation to lung cancer and heart disease, smoking is a major contributory factor in oral cancer. It can also cause gum inflammation and leads to gum recession which increases plaque build-up.
- Enjoy alcohol in moderation. Alcohol is another contributory factor to oral cancer.
- Avoid fizzy drinks and sugary snacks. These lead to a massive increase in plaque which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
- 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.
- Brush your teeth carefully twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. (Children under 7 should only use a pea sized amount of a low fluoride toothpaste).
- Floss everyday. Ask us how to if you are not sure - don't worry - a lot of people don't know how to do it properly until they are shown.
- Visit Moti Smile Design Centre regularly for hygiene appointments.
Why not arrange a consultation with us by calling 0116 283 2334 or via our Contact Us page to arrange a consultation.
Want to know more? Then you can visit the British Dental Health Foundation page related to this subject here
How to Brush Effectively
Smoking and its Oral Effects