Coronavirus and Personal Hygiene – Remembering to Look After Your Teeth

Many dentists have recently closed as a result of government guidance instructing all non-essential workers to work from home or close business for the time being, and as a result thousands of routine dental appointments have been cancelled. Many people will be concerned not only about the virus and restrictions on social contact and leaving their homes, but also about how to maintain their physical, mental and oral health when many services are reduced.

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Tooth Friendly Foods

What you eat and drink can have a big impact on your teeth. Eating a balanced diet is a key part of this as it will ensure your body has all the nutrients it needs to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, there are also some harmful foods and drinks that you should limit or avoid, as well as some tooth friendly foods that you should enjoy.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment in Children

Orthodontic treatment is used to correct the position or alignment of teeth. We can use orthodontic treatments such as braces to straighten crooked teeth, to reduce overcrowding, or to correct your child’s bite. Sometimes the issues detected by our orthodontists in Uxbridge will only require a slight correction but in other cases the treatments we provide can make a dramatic difference to your child’s smile.

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When Should You Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to emerge and the ones that sit furthest in the back of the mouth. The wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages of about 17 and 25. We usually have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the bottom jaw but sometimes there isn’t enough room for all of these teeth. If the wisdom teeth fail to emerge properly or start causing problems it may be necessary to perform a wisdom teeth removal.

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How to Look After Your Teeth?

You only have one set of adult teeth to last you a lifetime so it is essential to take care of them properly. You need your teeth to eat, talk and smile so you are using them in many ways every day. Looking after them properly can also prevent painful problems such as tooth decay and good oral health could also reduce the risk of other kinds of health problems, such as heart disease.

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