We at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we are aware that you desire a dental schedule that works with your schedule. Taking a lot of time out of your day to take care of your teeth might be challenging. When it comes to creating a dental regimen that you can simply carry out at home in a way that suits you, you really don’t know where to start. As our teeth play a crucial part in our lives, it is necessary to set aside time in your day to establish a dental regimen. When our teeth are unhealthy, it can start to affect both how we feel about ourselves and our oral health.


This advice on how to set up the ideal at-home dental routine is full of simple tasks you can perform in the comfort of your own home to maintain the health of your teeth.



Brushing Teeth


· Make sure you brush your teeth twice daily. Only 1 in 8 persons were found to be cleaning their teeth twice day under lockdown, according to recent research.


· To remove any plaque or bacteria that have accumulated in your mouth throughout the day and overnight, brush twice—once in the morning and once at night. Going to bed without brushing puts you at risk of developing other oral health problems like gingivitis since you are failing to get rid of any plaque that has built up over the day.


· Brush for a total of two minutes, paying attention to every part of your mouth.


· Brush your teeth from top to bottom and from left to right. Cover as many grounds as you can.


· We advise using fluoride toothpaste when brushing since it creates a strong barrier that guards against oral problems like tooth decay.


· Every three to four months, change your old toothbrush.


Never undervalue the impact of proper tooth brushing. Even if you may believe you brush your teeth properly, ask yourself if you spend the whole two minutes doing it and if you cover all of your mouth.



Flossing can guard your teeth and oral health, as well as aid avoid gum disease. If you’ve never flossed before, you might be unsure of where to begin. Fortunately, there are many lessons available online and on YouTube that can teach you the proper technique. When you floss, it helps to get rid of any excess plaque that you might miss when brushing alone. Plaque can become tartar if you don’t floss after brushing and miss some of it. The best thing about flossing is how simple it is to do it in the convenience of your own home. It’s common to have some bleeding when flossing for the first time as you adjust to the change. Every time you floss, try to be as gentle as you can. If the bleeding lasts more than a few weeks, visit a dentist.





Mouthwash is simple to use and works well with your daily dental practice. The most effective form of protection for the majority of us is a fluoridated mouthwash. Regular use of mouthwash can stop tooth decay, gingivitis, bad breath, and many other conditions. Your teeth and dental health will be safeguarded if you use mouthwash twice daily for 30 seconds each time.


General Health


· Avoid sugary foods and beverages.

· Don’t smoke

· Regularly visit the dentist


When participating in sports, use a mouthguard to safeguard your teeth.

Making the mentioned lifestyle adjustments can improve your dental health but incorporating these simple modifications into your daily routine can also be good for your general health. By incorporating these adjustments into your at-home dental routine, you may safeguard your teeth, maintain their health, and ensure that they are brightly polished.


Smile Hub Dental Clinic


At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we are aware that maintaining a strong at-home dental routine reduces your risk of developing oral health problems in the future. Taking care of your oral health doesn’t only entail stopping by our clinic for a checkup. However, we are glad to promote proper oral hygiene and health. The importance of preventative dentistry is equal. You are taking all necessary steps to ensure excellent oral health if you incorporate these methods and suggestions into your at-home dental routine.


Visit us right away if you’re feeling any dental discomfort. Call (01) 525 3888 to speak with a member of our welcoming staff, and we’ll help you smile with assurance once more.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do i practice good oral hygiene?

In addition to twice daily teethbrushing with a soft toothbrush and flossing you can take your dental hygiene to the next level by:

  • Using dental products that contain fluoride
  • Limiting snacks that are high in sugar
  • Eating a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables
  • Avoiding tobacco

How often should I use mouthwash?

Cosmetic mouthwashes freshen your breath, maintain a healthy teeth colour and contain fluoride to help fight cavities. Therapeutic mouthwashes treat conditions such as gingivitis, tooth sensitivity and inflammation. Prescription mouthwashes contain chlorhexidine gluconate which kill bacteria that causes bleeding, inflammation and plaque biofilm formation.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Gums bleed when they are inflamed. This is due to plaque (a soft film of bacteria) being left on the teeth which causes inflammation called gingivitis and if not addressed can develop into gum disease. Over time, if not cleaned off through daily brushing and interdental cleaning, the plaque can turn into a hard deposits known as tartar or calculus. This requires professional scaling by your dentist to remove it.

It is important even if your gums bleed they are still brushed to keep the mouth clean otherwise the bacteria build up in the mouth will make gum inflammation worse. After a few days of thorough cleaning, your gums should begin to stop bleeding. You should call Smile Hub Dental Clinic on 01-5253888 or Book Online Now to arrange a dental check-up.

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