Oral hygiene refers to the practice of keeping your teeth and mouth clean. This prevents different dental problems, bad breath included.
What You Need to Know
Maintaining good oral hygiene
Besides, by maintaining good oral hygiene, you can avert the build up of plaque and tartar (calculus) – the two main culprits that lead to tooth decay (caries) and gum diseases.
Also, maintaining good oral hygiene results in the right physiological conditions needed to heal and regenerate oral tissues. Above all, it can also delay or prevent dental erosion. Remember, the loss of tooth structure caused by chemical dissolution is irreversible .
Equally important is daily brushing and flossing along with using a mouth rinse can go a long way in keeping your dental health up to the mark. The use of antimicrobial mouth rinses works in reducing plaque and bacterial activity. This can lead to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and other gum diseases. The use of fluoride mouth rinses maybe advised in some patients for reducing and preventing tooth decay.
Because consumption of sugary and acidic foods is never good for your teeth, avoid sugary foods. Especially avoid sports drinks, beverages high in sugar, candy, cookies, dried fruits, cakes and sticky foods. Besides, sugary food will increase the chances tooth decay.
Check with us
At Brite Dental Group, we carry out comprehensive dental exams and identify any potential problems. Furthermore, early detection of tooth decay, cracks, and gum disease makes most conditions easier to manage and treat. A check up gives us a chance to go through your diet and medications. It also gives us a chance to discuss your oral hygiene regime and suggest changes as deemed necessary. We recommend professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year.
Family Dentist in Browns Plains
This family dentist in Browns Plains also provides a full range of dental services including root canal treatment, fillings, extraction of teeth, cleaning and polishing, dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges, tooth whitening, custom fitted mouth guards, as well as preventive dentistry for children.
Call us to schedule your comprehensive dental exam now at +61 434 921 570.