How can I improve my dental hygiene?

Taking care of your dental hygiene Edinburgh has never been easier. However, here at Meadowbank Dental, we understand it isn’t always that simple. Busy schedules and simply forgetting can wreak havoc on your teeth, but you can rest easy knowing that there are quick and simple ways for you to keep on top of your oral hygiene. It might help you to set a reminder to keep you on that strict dental hygiene Edinburgh regime, or buying a new and exciting toothbrush could make you more enthused to take the time!


Whatever your reason for losing touch with your dental hygiene Edinburgh, we can help. In this short article, we’ll discuss all the ways to keep on top of your oral hygiene and the things you can do to improve it.


When you’ve had a busy day out or at work, it is really easy to forget to brush your teeth. This is actually one of the more important times to brush them. After a day of eating and talking, your teeth require a much needed clean, ready for the following day. Be certain to take your time when cleaning your teeth, making sure that you’ve covered your entire mouth and be gentle with your circular motions. Brushing hard may cause you other problems, so it is important that you take care of them and don’t add too much pressure! Remember, your tongue can get just as dirty as your teeth and can even harbour germs that can transfer to your teeth as you sleep. Adding your tongue into your regular teeth cleaning schedule can even reduce potential bad breath! Using fluoride toothpaste will really make your teeth feel like they’re experiencing a spa day.

Flossing and mouthwash

We only want what is best for your mouth and teeth, just like you. Adding flossing and mouthwash can further keep on top of your oral hygiene and get rid of any food that may be hiding between your teeth in places that your toothbrush might not be able to fit. If you’re unsure on how to floss or which mouthwash to use, simply ask us! We have many recommendations just waiting to be used.


Having your teeth professionally cleaned by a member of the team will allow you to rest easy knowing that your mouth is being taken care of and any plaque is being removed in a safe way. One of the most rewarding parts of these appointments with us is feeling and seeing just how clean your teeth can be. We’ll also give you many tips and tricks during and after the appointment that will guide you in the best way to keep your mouth clean and prevent any potential problems that can come from not taking care of your teeth. We usually warm water to wash away any plaque building, so the overall experience can be quite relaxing and even fun!

Bad breath

If you’ve been following all our guidance and you still find that there is an unpleasant odour coming from your mouth, it is important that you make the time to visit us. More often than not, there may be another reason that you’re suffering from bad breath, especially if you know you’ve been keeping on top of your oral hygiene!