Emergency dentistry news: Good oral health ‘can be achieved in the home’
Emergency dentistry patients could take more action to promote oral hygiene in their own home, an expert has suggested.
Leading peridontologist and spokesperson for Dentyl Active Professor Robin Seymour has urged families to pay more attention to their daily oral health routines.
With gum disease being found among some young teenagers, Professor Seymour has called for action to encourage members of the public to adopt an effective system of regular teeth brushing and flossing.
Carrying out these procedures regularly is vital to ensure excess bacteria does not build up on the teeth, he said, warning that failure to do so could lead to decay or tooth loss.
He said: "The message is clear, we have an urgent need to encourage the UK public into more thorough, oral care regimes at home."
The British Health Foundation has recently launched its latest National Smile Month campaign, which aims to promote oral hygiene to families across the UK