Proper oral hygiene does not only prevent caries and periodontal disease but also affects our overall health and well-being.
At Care Dental Cashmere we will teach you how to properly brush your teeth and show you the best techniques for maintaining good oral hygiene. We will also advise you when to remove dental plaque which forms on your teeth in places that are harder to clean.
Everyone knows that prevention is always better than the cure, however, you should also know that prevention is more affordable; than the cure. Care dental recommend many ways to prevent and invasive treatments required by:
Having a regular visit with the dentist every 6 months to have a scale and clean (removal of plaque and calculus) to make sure the gums stay healthy and to diagnose any problems that may occur in the future and different ways to prevent these for the individuals case.
Using an electric toothbrush is also an effective preventative as it is more powerful than the normal manual brush and it also has a smaller head to allow more access to the back of the mouth which allows for more removal of plaque, the more plaque removed the lesser chance there is of developing teeth cavities and the healthier the gums are, as well as giving you a fresher breathe.
Even with good brushing teeth cavities can form between the teeth so it is essential to clean these areas thoroughly. To do so you can use an Air Floss or similar which produces a jet of air and water (or mouthwash if preferred) to flush in between the teeth and remove any plaque. another way is use various inter dental brushes similar to Piksters or dental floss.
Even though popular toothpaste brands are sufficient for most people, sometimes your dentist can recommend a special toothpaste to cater for your specific needs. For patients who have a high risk for dental cavities you might be recommended to use Colgate Neutrafluor 220 daily mouthwash and Colgate Neutrafluor 500 toothpaste by your dentist. For patients with gum disease you might be recommended to use curasept mouthwash and toothpaste by your dentist.
Looking for a professional and comfortable dental practice around Cashmere? Care Dental is your number one choice for local general dental services. From teeth whitening through to mouthguards and root canals, we have the experience, equipment and knowledge to provide a quality service that will have you leaving with a smile, even if you have a fear of the dentist!
Contact us today on 3882 6666 to get a free quote or book your general dental appointment.