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Preventive Dentistry Tips on the Gold Coast
Regular preventive dental care is the best way to maintain healthy teeth.
Neglecting your oral health can lead to more than a toothache – it can be a pain on your finances, too. Preventive dentistry is much kinder on your teeth and wallet, helping to prevent the need for expensive dental treatment down the track. Now that’s something to smile about!
We keep your mouth healthy with our preventive care program, and recommend you visit us every six months for a check-up and a clean.
Your 6-month dental check-up and clean is crucial for maintaining a healthy mouth. Here your dental professional can examine for any changes and early signs of disease.
If you skip your dental check-up, any potential problems with your mouth may be left undetected and untreated, leading to more serious disease or even tooth loss.
Discover how to keep your smile happy between your 6-month dental check-ups with these tips.
How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
A few ways you can keep your teeth healthy between dental visits include:
Healthy Oral Hygiene Regime
A good oral hygiene routine is essential for healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. Your daily dental care should include:
- Brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste – don’t forget your tongue!
- Flossing your teeth every day
- Using a fluoride mouthwash every day
Sugary foods can adversely affect your oral health if you’re not diligent in your dental health regime. Bacteria and plaque in the mouth feed on sugar, producing acids that eat through your teeth. These foods and drinks should be avoided when possible:
- Sodas and carbonated drinks
- Fruit juices
- Chocolates, lollies, and sweets
There are several lifestyle factors that can take their toll on your teeth, as well as having negative impacts on your overall health, including:
- Drinking wine and coffee
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Using teeth to open bottle tops or packaging
- Playing contact sport without wearing a mouthguard
Having a healthy lifestyle gives you healthier teeth for life, so consider making the appropriate changes to safeguard the health of your mouth.
Contact Oasis Dental Today for Gold Coast’s Trusted Dentist
Oasis Dental Studio can help you keep your teeth and smile healthy for life. Call us today to book your dental check-up with an experienced dentist on the Gold Coast and to learn more about our preventive care program.