Good oral hygiene and regular trips to your dentist will help to keep your teeth in top condition. Looking after your teeth is extremely important and there are lots of things you can do to ensure they stay sparkling clean. Follow our top tips below for healthy teeth and gums.

Brush twice a day

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. The best time to brush your teeth is after meals and just before bed. Brushing your teeth right before you go to bed gets rid of germs and plaque that has built up on your teeth throughout the day.

Pay attention when brushing

The way you brush your teeth is also very important. Each time you brush your teeth, make sure you brush them properly. Brush in circular motions to remove plaque and use a toothbrush with a small head to give you better access to your back teeth. Don’t forget to brush your tongue too!


To keep your teeth clean and healthy, floss your teeth daily. You should floss using a slow and gentle sawing motion. Flossing isn’t just about removing small pieces of food stuck in your teeth; it also stimulates the gums and helps to lower inflammation in this area.

Maintain a healthy diet

Limit the amount of sugary and acidic foods you eat. Sugar converts into acid in the mouth which can erode the enamel of your teeth, leading to cavities. Limit acidic drinks and sugary foods to keep your teeth in top condition. Eat plenty of crunchy fruit and vegetables and make sure you drink plenty of water too.

Visit your dentist regularly

You should see your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups. Your dentist will be able to spot any potential issues and offer treatments and solutions, as well as remove calculus. Make sure you find a good dentist to regularly check your teeth.

At Riverside Dental Practice, we provide professional dental care for the residents of Stirling and Falkirk. For more information, visit our website.