Oral hygiene is the process of maintaining cleanliness of the teeth, gums and overall mouth. Do you need healthy and confident smile? It’s very simple to attain a healthy smile. You need to follow oral hygiene instructions on daily basis as explained by our dentists.
These, simple to follow oral hygiene instructions can help you in keeping your oral health at optimum level.
We have collated a daily oral health regime which is inexpensive and convenient way of maintaining your teeth and gums healthy from the convenience of your own home.
Fundamentals of Oral Hygiene and Why you should follow these daily routines :
Why should we Brush our teeth?
Taking care to clean your teeth properly every day can keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don’t brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease, tooth decay and cavities.
Tooth brushing prevents plaque building up. It isn’t just about moving some toothpaste around your mouth, though. You need to concentrate on the nooks and crannies to make sure you remove as much plaque and leftover bits of food as possible.
Our dentists suggest that your should brush at least two minutes twice a day with light hand. Hard brushing is not suggested as it can even irritate your gums and teeth. Our dentists recommend to always use a soft-bristled brush to protect your teeth and gums. Also replace your toothbrush every three months.
Why Flossing our teeth is important?
We need to be aware that the toothbrush is not a complete or perfect devise to 100% clean your teeth. Thankfully, dental floss can help in getting rid of the plaque hiding in those areas that a brush can’t reach.
- To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:
- Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
- Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
- Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
- Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth
- To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth
Dentists advise to floss at least once a day to prevent the new formation of plaque between your teeth. If you have difficulty flossing, ask one of our caring dentists for recommendations and suggestions.
Which mouthwash should I use?
A mouthwash or rinse does not replace a regular routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing for oral hygiene. Most mouthwashes have a primary function of freshening air, although if you have severe chronic bad breath (halitosis), speak to your dentist about other ways to address the causes of the problem and treat your bad breath.
That said, certain forms of mouthwash, such as fluoride rinses, will help protect your teeth from plaque bacteria produced acids if you use them after you have brushed your teeth thoroughly and floss. And if you’re recovering from fungal infection or a bout of gum problems, your dentist can prescribe a particular mouth rinse or mouthwash.
What should I change in my diet to keep my teeth and gums healthy?
Diet is an important part of your routine to maintain optimum oral hygiene. While this does not involve a brush or floss, your eating habits play a vital role in maintaining a healthy mouth. This is well known that Sugar and carbohydrates cause tooth decay . Consuming such foods or drinks in large amounts can lead to major dental problems.If you’re focused on eating healthy foods and drinks, your teeth can get the same nutritional benefits your body gets.
Professional dental care in Kallangur by our amazing dental team:
Strengthen your oral hygiene routine by visiting your dentist for dental clean and check-ups. A teeth cleaned by a dental professional should not be compared with the daily brushing at home. Your caring kallangur dental team would clean, polish and put flouride application to your teeth. Bonus of these check up appointments: Our caring Kallangur dentist will educate your about oral hygiene instructions that are easy to follow. At these dental check up appointments your dentist would be able to check any hidden dental problems which might not be visible to you. When did you last came for a dental check up? if its more than 6 months, its time you should talk to one of our caring team member to book you in. We are here to help you get healthy smiles. Call 07 3886 0933
Your award winning dentists in Moreton Bay at Kallangur Dental Surgery
At Kallangur Dental Surgery, our focus is your oral health and your happiness. We highly encourage you to work on prevention methods to keep your mouth healthy. We want to see more and more families to join us in fighting with tooth deacy and other dental realted problems. Please make sure that you and your loved ones take an active role in your oral health care at home. Healthy diet and regular dental check ups can help you maintain good oral hygiene.
At award winning Kallangur Dental Surgery in Kallangur North Brisbane, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable for all members of the community. We welcome you to our caring dental surgery and experience the outstanding service from our team.
Contact us now on 3886 0933 or visit us at 1423 Anzac Ave in Kallangur.