Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene Clinic in Glasgow

Dedicated to Improving Oral Health 

Oral Hygiene Advice

Oral health is an important part of good overall health and well-being. By taking simple measures, most oral health problems can be prevented. At The Berkeley Clinic, we practice prevention as well as treating dental issues. It is important to maintain good oral health by looking after our teeth on a day to day basis. Brushing and flossing your teeth will help to prevent tartar (calculus) and plaque build-up around the teeth and gums. The build-up of these bacteria around the teeth can cause decay, gingivitis and eventually tooth loss.

Professional Cleaning for Good Oral Health

It is recommended that you visit a dental hygienist every 6 months to have a scale and polish done. This professional cleaning helps eliminate hard tartar from around and under the gumline and will help to prevent any of the above problems. We also offer Airflow which is an advanced treatment that gives your teeth and gums a thorough clean, using a combination of air, water and powder.  

What Are the Main Tips for Good Oral Hygiene?

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day
  • Reduce your sugar consumption
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Visit your dentist regularly. 

What is the Best Technique for Teeth Brushing?

Visiting the dental hygienist at The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow can help to reduce problems such as decay or gum disease. Apart from regular check-ups, there are several easy things you can do daily to avoid dental problems. These quick and practical measures will have an immediate impact and a long-lasting effect.

The right teeth cleaning technique is important, something that dentists or dental hygienists will be happy to demonstrate. Clean the front surfaces by angling your toothbrush against the gum line. Use small circular movements on every tooth. Repeat with the chewing surface. To effectively clean the inside surfaces, tilt the brush vertically and use the edge of the brush. Don't rinse out your mouth as this removes toothpaste residue which carries on protecting your teeth. Just spit out any excess toothpaste. Try not to eat for thirty minutes after brushing.

When Should you Replace Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes need replacing every two to three months, as they become less efficient at removing plaque. Whether to use an electric toothbrush or not is purely a matter of taste. Some people prefer them and find them more effective. Modern electric toothbrushes tell you if you are brushing too hard or when you have spent two minutes cleaning your teeth.

You should replace your toothbrush if you recently had a cold, virus or a cold sore.

Good oral health is important for general health, well being and quality of life. 

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