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February 6th, 2020

Oral Health and the Facts

British people have the worst teeth of all. This is believed to be true by many people but this is false. Where you come from does not determine the state of your teeth but many other factors come into play. So, why are your teeth worse than the majority of other people?

Dental Visits

How often do you visit the dentist? Do you go every 6 months, once a year or only when you feel pain? Your teeth might begin to fall out if you don’t care for them and you could even get a bad breath as part of a poor oral health routine. Yikes!

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If you wait to see the dentist until something is wrong, then you are only causing problems with your teeth and gums all by yourself. The dentist can clean your teeth much better than you because they have the proper tools to get the job done. Yes, you need to brush and floss your teeth regularly but you also need to visit the dentist once every 6 months for that ultimate clean. Your hygienist will polish those teeth so you can show off your bright smile. If there are issues with your oral health that you may be unaware of, your dentist will discover the problems and help fix them.

Dental Routine? What’s That?

You may disregard the need for a dental routine by avoiding regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. It takes several minutes to get your teeth clean again after you eat so why would you waste all that time doing this? Do you want food particles stuck in between your teeth to cause foul-smelling breath or worse? Are you prepared for cavities? If you want to avoid caries and food particles that cause negative bacteria then get those teeth clean. You don’t want to end up with a mouthful of dental decay that smells like a garbage bin.

Economics

Sometimes being unable to afford to go to the dentist due to your economic situation can be tough. Avoiding the dentist for treatments you need or regular cleanings will cause problems with your teeth to become worse. It might be difficult for you to even purchase regular dental tools such as a toothbrush and floss. If you are unable to clean your teeth with these devices, it is hard to keep your oral health positive.

There are ways to work around these economic situations by using water to rinse out your mouth and a thin cloth to work your way between your teeth as best you can. Be gentle on your mouth but try and get rid of particles that may be stuck in your oral cavity. Maybe you just can’t afford to visit the dentist twice a year but go once a year. If this is the case, ask your dentist for extra toothbrushes and floss. He/she will more than likely oblige as they want you to have a healthy smile. Ask about finance options to help keep your teeth looking and performing their best.

Your teeth can be healthy no matter where you are from so don’t listen when someone says you will have bad teeth just because you are British. When you take care of your mouth, your oral health will take care of you.

Dr. Gurshant

Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on February 6th, 2020

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