Today dental science has reached a point where it is possible to maintain your teeth for life. There is no secret or difficulty involved. Follow these simple four steps: brush, floss, rinse, and visit us regularly and you will have a healthy mouth for life.
You should brush your teeth twice a day, preferably once in the morning and once at night. Three times a day will not hurt. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and light pressure so you don’t scrub away your gums or tooth enamel. Brush for a minimum of two minutes, and carefully clean all tooth surfaces. It is important to keep your toothbrush clean. Research shows that electrical tooth brushes clean better then manual ones.
Flossing or inter-dental cleaning is equally important and should be done at least once a day. The gaps between the teeth allow bacteria to build-up and turn into plaque, or calculus. Removing the food particles which are trapped between your teeth prevents the bacterial development. Use floss or inter dental brushes gently, so you do not cut your gums. Since there are many different types of floss and inter dental cleaning tools, in your periodical exam I will be happy to help you find the one that work best for you.
There are many brands of mouthwash solutions to choose from, which can fight decay or gum disease on top of freshening your breath. It is important to choose the one that will benefit you most and give you the right protection. I will be happy to tell you what to look for when making you choice.
Have a periodical examination
It is important to have a regular visit to the dentist twice a year. Some patients may need to come less while other will benefit from more frequent visits. At the dental exam I will note down your present condition and compare it to your last visit. This way I can monitor the condition of you gums, the wear of you teeth, the lesions on your cheeks and the restorations that you have. If there are changes, I can help you make adjustments to your lifestyle and support you in keeping your teeth for life.
If you would like to know more about the importance of daily tooth cleaning and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy, please call Tooronga Family Dentistry, Phone number 98227006.