Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to preventing tooth decay along with one’s overall general well-being.

Shocking statistics have shown that almost three-quarters of the UK are without their full set of natural teeth and 6% have no teeth. On the other hand, only 10% of UK adults are considered to have “excellent” oral hygiene, (according to reports on

With the stresses of daily life, one can often forget the importance of maintaining their own oral hygiene. Here are some tips on how to manage your own oral hygiene to its fullest:

1. Brush after eating
Brush your teeth at least 30 minutes after eating sugary foods, this allows time for your saliva to naturally neutralise some of the acids produced by the sugar.

2. Floss daily
Flossing helps to remove food debris and plaque from in-between your teeth where a toothbrush is unable to reach effectively. This then reduces the risk of tooth decay and potential gum problems. Waterflosser machines have proven to be a popular alternative method to manual flossing.

3. Use mouthwash
This can help kill bacteria, strengthen enamel and maintain an overall healthier oral environment.

4. Chew sugar-free gum
Saliva production can be stimulated which aids again in neutralising acids and washing away food debris. Chewing gum with xylitol, this is a sugar substitute that can help inhibit bacterial growth.

5. Stay hydrated
Drinking water throughout the day helps rinse your mouth and dilute sugars and acids which in turn reduces the impact on our teeth.

6. Rinse with water
After having consumed sugary foods, rinse your mouth with water to help wash away any residual sugars and acids.

Our home-use range offers many oral hygiene products from Mouthwash Tablets, Toothpaste Tablets to Water Flosser Tablets. If you have any further questions regarding our Home-Use range please email or call our office on 01474 560618.