Preventive hygiene care, including a thorough at-home brushing and flossing routine, and regular visits to your dental office, can help you maintain your oral health.
Here, our Main Beach dentist share their best oral hygiene tips.
What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?
Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily
Practice good oral hygiene.
Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.
Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash
Mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth.
And with its antimicrobial benefits and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!
Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after recovering from an illness
Along with cleaning your toothbrush, you should also be changing it out on a regular basis.
The best practice is to get a new toothbrush every three to four months (or sooner, if the bristles start to fray).
You should also change your toothbrush if you get sick to ensure that harmful bacteria are not reintroduced through your mouth.
Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and beverages
Sugar converts into acids, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel.
Use sharp and pointed objects in removing food stuck between your teeth
Do not use sharp, piercing objects like toothpicks to remove stuck food particles since they may end up injuring the tooth enamel or damaging the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.
Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products
Smokers are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop gum disease, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out.
Even smokeless tobacco products can irritate the gum tissue, causing gums around teeth to loosen, making it easier for bacteria to settle in and develop tooth decay.
Dental Care at Main Beach Dental
Practising good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.
See your Main Beach dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings. Not only can your dentist remove calculus and find cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer treatment solutions.
At Main Beach Dental, your dental health is our number one priority.
We are composed of highly trained registered dentists with impressive clinical skills who work together to provide you with comprehensive dental services.
We provide gentle, skilled care for all dental conditions and work with you to prevent disease, decay, and too many dental appointments in the future.
Our commitment to our patients is dental health for a lifetime!
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Main Beach
We are located at 11/26-30 Tedder Ave in Main Beach.