📢 Attention 📢 Residents of Ermington, Rydalmere, Dundas, Oatlands and Surrounding Suburbs
Do You Want to Know How To Maintain Your Oral Hygiene? These Are Some Helpful Tips from Our Dentists
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is essential for overall health and well-being. It helps prevent dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and before bedtime. This is basic, yet fundamental advice.
Use a fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay.
Brush for at least two minutes, covering all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces.
Floss once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline.
Use a gentle, back-and-forth motion, curving the floss around each tooth in a curved shape.
Consider using an antimicrobial mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen breath. However, it should not replace brushing or flossing.
Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings. The frequency may vary based on your individual oral health needs, but typically, it’s recommended every six months.
Limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages, as they can contribute to tooth decay and erosion.
Consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.
Limit Tobacco and Alcohol:
Smoking and using tobacco products can lead to gum disease, oral cancer, and other serious dental issues. Similarly, excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on oral health.
Protect Teeth from Injury:
Wear a mouthguard during sports or activities where there’s a risk of dental injury. This applies to both organized sports and recreational activities.
Avoid Teeth Grinding:
If you grind your teeth at night, consider using a night splint or other interventions recommended by your dentist.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. It helps to maintain saliva production, which aids in cleaning the mouth and neutralising acid.
Replace Toothbrush Regularly:
Change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
Be Mindful of Dental Products:
Choose dental products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash) that are TGA approved to ensure that they meet the safety and efficacy standards. Some products are endorsed by Australian Dental Association (ADA).
Practice Good Technique:
Use gentle, circular motions when brushing, and don’t forget to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Oral Hygiene Advice
Adhering to a good oral hygiene routine is a fundamental step in preventing numerous dental problems and promoting excellent dental health. Equally crucial is the regular visit to a dentist, as it allows for early detection and timely treatment of any potential issues.
Looking after our teeth prevents most dental issues. Make a regular dental visit every six months. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your dental care, please feel free to contact us anytime. Our friendly team is here to provide you with the information and support you need for optimal oral well-being.