''Dear friends and guests at ConfiDent Clinic,
We know you look forward to visiting us soon! But meanwhile, we would like to share a few simple tips to practice at home. You might be surprised to learn how much they can be of benefit until your next appointment!''
- The entire team from ConfiDent ® Palm Dentist
Here are 7 tips you’ll love doing until your next visit:
1. Try Coconut Oil Pulling!
Coconut oil might not immediately spring to mind when you think of oral care but it’s actually fantastic!
All you need to do is swish your mouth with a tablespoon spoon of coconut oil, 3-5 times a week, before brushing. Whilst the recommended time for doing this is 20 minutes, even just 1-3 minutes can be of massive benefit and has been clinically proven to:
Help boost good bacteria
Freshen your breath
Heal cracked lips
2. Invest in your brush
Just as a tradesman is only as good as his tools, so too is your oral health care with the right brush. If you’re not sure what type of brush to get (e.g. manual or electric, type of head, etc.) then your dentist will be able to point you in the direction; and also help advise on the best toothpaste to use.
3. Don’t overdo it!
Never be tempted to brush too hard (or too often) since this can actually cause gum recession and damage the root surface of the teeth.
4. Floss every day
Flossing is a great way of removing plaque from those difficult to reach places (and those areas your toothbrush might struggle to target). Floss is extremely important before going to bed. Make it your evening ritual.
5. Avoid those sugary snacks!
As tempting as they are, sugary snacks are renowned for causing tooth decay. This is due to the fact that sugar is consumed by oral bacteria, which then release the toxic acids, which then attack your teeth.
6. Take the tongue test!
There are two ways of testing exactly how clean your teeth are:
A) Simply run your tongue over your teeth after brushing to ensure that they feel nice and smooth, right down to the gum line.
B) Invest in some ‘disclosing tablets’ – a harmless dye that shows any bacterial plaque you might have missed. And you might be surprised!
7. Drink plenty of water
Mouth dryness massively increases biofilm (plaque) accumulation and therefore exposes your risk to tooth decay. Not only is water great for your teeth, but it’s also great for your general well being, aids digestion, and helps fight oral germs!
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About ConfiDent ® Palm Dental Clinic.
State-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental practice awarded Leading Implant Center in GCC and the Middle East.
Our premium class practice uses sophisticated and precision-engineered German-made technology that helps us to perform all treatments at the highest level.
ConfiDent® Dental Surgery Clinic is located right in the center of the Palm Jumeirah, inside the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, building 8 on the mezzanine floor.