ORAL HEALTH & HYGIENE
We believe our role is to instill you with the knowledge and motivation to keep your teeth and gums healthy. In order to gain optimal dental and gingival health, we recommend that you see your dentist for frequent checkups where your mouth will be screened for oral problems such as gum recession, caries & erosion, oral cancer, jaw misalignment and other early signs of more serious disorders. It is also important to attend the hygienist regularly for thorough cleaning. Alongside this, your routine at home can impact the health of your mouth.
Our dentists and hygienists will work with you to develop the right at-home routine and frequency of professional care to keep your mouth in tip-top condition.
If you are due for a checkup or cleaning, contact us today.
Brushing and Flossing
We recommend that you brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush all tooth surfaces including close to the gum line and don’t forget your tongue! The type of brush you use will differ for each person but soft bristles are generally recommended. The choice of manual or electric is patient-specific so ask during your appointment which brush we recommend for you.
Many people are good at brushing the visible surfaces of their teeth but this is part of the way to making your smile sparkle. We recommend that you clean between your teeth after you brush each night using floss or proxa brushes. There are also specialised interdental cleaning products for braces, bridges and dental implants. Talk to your dentist or hygienist for advice on the best way to clean the hard to reach areas in your mouth.