With the 2013/14 academic year now well and truly underway, students all over the country should now be back in the swing of things at their respective at schools, colleges or universities.
Because of the nature of the student lifestyle and it’s associated stresses, it can sometimes be difficult to take the fullest care of your teeth and gums. Here are some helpful tips to keeping your mouth healthy and your breath fresh.
1) Drink lots of water
Drinking water regularly is a great way to rinse away the bacteria that can cause tooth decay and bad breath. It is also generally healthy to stay well-hydrated, so try to make sure drinking water is always readily available.
2) Eat healthy snacks
While the typical student lifestyle may not involve large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, try to eat as healthily as you can. When snacking, try to go for foods such as dark chocolate, nuts, yoghurt, dried fruit and cheese sticks.
3) Get a good toothbrush/brush and floss regularly
Electric toothbrushes are recommended by dentists for their ability to effectively brush and reach difficult areas of the teeth. Good quality electric toothbrushes are a fantastic long term investment and are available on the market at reasonable prices. Make sure that you brush twice a day for two minutes each time, and that you floss everyday. Mouthwashes can also be useful as their liquid form enables them to reach all areas of the mouth – consult your dentist for the best advice on this.
If you would like an appointment to assess your oral health and the best possible advice on dental care, we recommend that you make an appointment with our dentist and/or hygienist.
To book your consultation appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us via our website or contact us directly by telephone at the practice today.