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Best Practices for Healthy Teeth

Having poor dental hygiene can prevent you from doing something as simple as smiling. However, this is pale in comparison to the range of complications that result from poor oral health. Such include bad breath, gum disease, dental caries, and even mouth cancer.

That said, some people do suffer from these complications because they are doing it wrong. If you want to have healthy teeth, here are some practices you should observe.

Brushing  correctly

Most people tend to brush their teeth, neglecting other parts such as the tongue, the gums and the roof of the mouth. When brushing, clean both the inner and outer surfaces of your teeth and gum. Also, ensure that you brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth, as this removes the bacteria associated with bad breath.

Do not apply excessive force when brushing because it can cause bleeding. Moreover, brush at least twice daily, preferably in the morning and before bedtime.

Our brilliant dentists in Parramatta will guide you through the proper brushing routine and make sure you’re doing it right.

Regular Flossing

Brushing is effective, but it is not an exhaustive way of cleaning your mouth. Ensure that you complement brushing by flossing, as it cleans the spaces in between teeth. Accumulation of food substances in these specs promotes the growth of bacteria that cause cavities and bad breath. You should floss your teeth at least once daily.

Healthy Diet

Everybody likes eating tasty foods.  Have you ever considered the impacts of your diet on your oral health? Some foods, such as fruits, cheese, vegetables, and chicken, are friendly to teeth. Cheese is particularly important in stimulating the production of more saliva, which neutralises the acids that erode your teeth.

Regulate Soda and Alcohol Intake

Avoid consuming too much soda and alcohol. Soft drinks and alcohol can be very erosive and acidic. Couple that with how long it can sometimes take to finish a serving and over time, that can lead to significant loss of tooth structure.

If you must consume soda and alcohol, use a straw to minimise contact with your teeth. Alternatively, opt for beverages that are not as acidic, or go for the most natural beverage around – water!

Visit the Dentist Regularly

Even if you observe excellent dental hygiene, it is not an excuse not to go to your dentist. You should visit the dentist at least twice a year. We have the professional tools and expertise required to identify dental complications before they become unbearable. It saves you from the pain and expenses you would have to endure if a problem is detected late.

Use Fluoride containing toothpaste

Fluoride is found in many natural sources. It’s in the water we drink, it can be found in milk, there’s even traces of it in the air! Fluoride in controlled quantities can be greatly beneficial to your teeth, helping to strengthen your enamel. Opt for a fluoride containing toothpaste whenever possible.

 

Our skilled dentists at Dental Avenue Parramatta are here anytime, so why not book an appointment today and be on the way to a more confident and healthy smile! Ring us on 800 400 55 and our great team will be eager to help you!

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