This is an important issue and one that is easy to do yet many people underestimate the importance of a daily oral hygiene routine .Following a daily routine means that you are reducing yor risk of tooth decay and gum disease as well as ensuring that your teeth remain clean, healthy and attractive looking.
The main aim of a dental hygiene routine is to prevent the build up of a sticky sunbtance called plaque which forms on the surface of the teeth. This substance is created when foods broken down into starches and sugars release this substance .Plaque takes the form of a sticky film which easily adheres to the teeth.This can be removed by brushing the teeth but it needs to be done on a regular basis .If not then it allows the plaque time to build up no the surface of the tooth where it attacks the hard coating of the tooth(known as enamel)
A build up of plaque leads to other conditions such as periodontitis, gingivitis and tartar.
DENTAL HYGIENE ROUTINE
A good dental hygiene routine shoul be carried out every day and include the following items/actions :
A daily dental routine should start from childhood.
We must choose a healthy diet which is high in protein , carbonhydrates(starches not sugars ) and fibre and low in saturated fat and sugar.
Try to avoid sugary drinks and snacks in between meals .If this is difficult then minimise your in take and switch to fresh fruit instead.