The things most people don’t realise about their teeth…

When it comes to your teeth, your dentist can pick up on a lot more than you think – simply by taking a quick glance at your mouth.

In fact, this article here sums it up pretty well:

It’s a really good read, and a great reminder of the kinds of things that you need to be taking into account when looking after your teeth.

During all my years in dentistry, I’ve found that a lot of people forget some really crucial things.

The biggest offenders from this article are definitely flossing and vitamin deficiencies.

These are aspects that most people completely forget about, or it simply just doesn’t occur to them.

First off, flossing. This is more vital than most people think, as it helps prevent gum disease by removing bits of food and plaque that a toothbrush just can’t reach. You can’t fool us dentists into thinking you floss regularly just because you gave it a go before your appointment, sorry!

Then there are your vitamins (B, C, A, D, K, and iron). Again, most people don’t really think these affect your teeth, but boy do they ever! Eating a healthy diet is just as important for your teeth as it is for the rest of your body. So if you come to us with bleeding gums, a burning mouth, or even a loss of papillae (tongue bumps!) then we may just prescribe you some fruits and vegetables.

If you fancy giving us a call for more info, or even for just a reminder of the sorts of things that we at Brightside Dental can do for you, our number is: 020 8088 2079.

All the best,