Oral care tips from our expert Geelong dental teamFebruary 25, 2019
Looking for ways to keep your teeth clean and your mouth and gums healthy? Fantastic! you’ve come to the right place. Our Geelong dentists have some oral care tips that if followed properly will deliver you the results you’re looking for.
Following oral care tips from a qualified dentist will help you take proper care of your teeth, preventing many possible dental issues that will cost you time and money down the track.
Brush your teeth!
The first and most obvious thing you should be doing is brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. It sounds obvious and you’ve probably heard it before but with busy lives we lead, many people either forget or fail to follow these fundamental steps.
Brushing and flossing twice a day is crucial for dental hygiene and can help ward off many potentially costly and painful dental issues. An oral health study reported by the ABC in 2018 found that only 51% of Aussies actually brush their teeth twice day.
Avoid or limit consumption of harmful foods and beverages
It’s also important to avoid high sugar, acidic and processed food and drink that will do damage to your teeth and cause tooth decay in the future. This includes cutting down your consumption of alcohol and the smoking of cigarettes.
Get regular check ups
Another important thing you should be doing when it comes to looking after your teeth, is to come in and visit your Geelong dentist every 6 months for professional teeth cleaning and scaling, and a general check up. If there are any warning signs we can get on top of them quickly before they snowball into painful and costly issues.
you can also come into the Dentistry of Excellence to pick up a personalised dental hygiene regime that suits you. We will tailor into your specific dental requirements, ensuring you see a dramatic improvement in your overall dental health.