Proper dental care is a must if you want to keep the teeth that you have. There are several things that you can do at home to protect the teeth. You can also visit an office like Far Headingley Dental Care in Leeds for routine exams. The dentist will look at the teeth to see if there are any cavities or if there are any teeth that are damaged. X-rays can be done to see if there is anything wrong with the teeth and gums that the dentist can't see. If there are any issues with the teeth, the dentist can do one of many procedures to repair them. From fillings to root canals, there is usually something that the dentist can do to help protect and repair the teeth. 

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While you're at home, you need to brush the teeth at least twice a day. You also need to floss the teeth to remove food that is stuck between them. A mouthwash with fluoride can be used as well to help strengthen the enamel of the teeth and to rinse away plaque from the teeth. Make sure you use the right toothbrush for the mouth. Avoid one with hard bristles as it can cause bleeding from the gums and irritate them as well. A brush with soft bristles that has a head that is at an angle is often best as it can reach to the back of the mouth as well as the corners of the front of the mouth. 

Try to avoid snacking on sugary treats as they can cause tooth decay. The sugar will sit on the teeth and create a cavity either on the front or the sides of the teeth. The tongue test is an idea to check to see if the teeth are clean. You can run your tongue along the surface of the teeth, and if there is any kind of debris on the surface, then you need to brush them. The gums should also feel clean and smooth as this is often an area of the mouth that isn't cleaned as well as others.

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