Preventative Care

Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. By practising good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular check ups with us, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.

 

Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the buildup of plaque and cavities:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also, be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!
  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. Floss will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid sugary treats. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.
  • Remember to schedule regular check ups with the dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.
  • If you play sports, be sure to ask the dentist about custom made mouthguards designed to protect your smile.

Flossing Instructions

Step 1
Dental Flossing Tips

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

Step 2
Dental Flossing Instructions

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

Step 3
Dental Flossing Guide

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

Step 4
Dental Flossing Techniques

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

If it’s been six months since your last dental check up, then it’s time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!

Prevention Is The Key To Oral Health

Gum disease and tooth decay is the most common global disease affecting every family.

 

Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot reach food left trapped after every meal or snack and saliva or fluoride have no access.

 

A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build up of plaque and tartar.  Regular Dental Hygiene appointments are required to remove the plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

 

We provide dental hygiene appointments to fully clean your teeth and gums and to provide you with personalized advice on your daily dental hygiene routine. Our dental hygiene appointments include:

 

  • An examination, to look at the health of the teeth and gums.  This includes an xray.
  • Clean and polish of the teeth to remove all plaque and calculus that may be there, a polish of the teeth to remove stains and then finish with a fluoride treatment for protection.
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