A healthy mouth is something to shout about

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Dental imageThis World Oral Health day (20 March 2019) people are being encouraged to look after their teeth and gum health. Making small changes to your daily routine will ensure your mouth stays healthy.

Taking care of your teeth isn’t difficult or time consuming – there’s no reason not to do it. By brushing your teeth properly twice a day and flossing, you will prevent serious dental health issues down the line.

A great tip to encourage kids to brush their teeth thoroughly is to ry humming ‘Happy Birthday’ twice through when they brush. This song is the perfect way to gauge how long you should be brushing for.

Alongside brushing and flossing, it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up and cleaning regularly, preferably every six months. Your dentist will be able to let you know about any concerns they may have. If these concerns are left unobserved, they will likely worsen and cause you more problems.

Cutting down on the amount of sugar and alcohol you consume, as well as how much you smoke, will also significantly reduce your chances of tooth decay. Try swapping out fizzy drinks for water and snacking on fruit instead of sweets.

By making these small changes to your everyday routines, you will ensure that your teeth and gums will stay strong and healthy for years to come.