Dental Hygiene Treatments at Tonbridge Dental Some of the most important aspects in dental health are brushing and flossing the teeth properly. They are the main tools of good health, not only dental but overall health. Brushing in a proper way definitely plays a big role in keeping the mouth clean and harmful bacteria- free. Flossing is equally important for cleanliness of the proximal surfaces of teeth. Basically flossing is done by floss which is nothing but a nylon thread which easily passes through the tight proximal contacts where a tooth brush bristlescannot be sent. A back and forth motion by holding the thread by both hands is done to remove all the stuck dirt and food lodged in between the teeth. Besides all this, there is cavitation which takes place in the teeth which is responsible for major decaying within a tooth. So one must not completely trust brushing and flossing for the ebbing away of all the dirt and plaque from the mouth. For such cases,dental procedures should be taken help of to get rid of cavitation and decay in the mouth. Apart from unhealthy eating habits, genes play a major role in cavity formation. Your family genes that you carry are responsible for those small and big cavities in your teeth. In that case, you cannot be held responsible. So if you think that is the case with you, check with your dentist. Get all the cavities restored and treated before they start to eat up the remaining portion of your teeth. From now on, you need to care a very special care for your teeth. Eatinghabits should be changed, gargling your mouth with a prescribed mouth wash twice daily and making sure that you gargle with warm water are a few steps. The more you keep the mouth clean throughout the day, the more it will remain cavity free. Also drinking a lots and lots of water helps flush down the entire gunk and makes the mouth healthy. In systemic cases, like diabetes, thyroid and high blood pressure, it becomes all the more important to take care of the oral cavity. In spite of daily routine brushing and flossing, one may see periodontal diseases silently entering into the mouth. One may find signs such as swollen gums, bleeding on slightest of probing, oozing out of pus from the gums or even losing of teeth. Following a regular regime of cleaning the teeth is really very important. Make a routine of giving it warm saline rinses, mouth washing regularly and with regular visits to the dentist so that he may prescribe any necessary medication if needed and also do any prophylactic treatment if required.