Oral Health Tips

Preventative Care Starts Here

1. Brush your mouth properly 

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Your oral health is important to your overall health. Not just your teeth but all your mouth- gums, tongue, lips, tonsil, palate.  How you brush your teeth matters a great deal so we’ve shared this short informative video to help everyone brush better.

2. Floss regularly

There are two sayings you will hear our team say often. The first is ‘Floss the teeth you want to keep’ and the second is ‘ The more you do the less we do’.  This video from the ADA clearly explains why flossing is not an optional extra and why it should be a key part of everyone’s dental care.

Here’s something you may not know – nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. And no, we’re not telling you this so you can ace the next dental trivia contest you attend.

Why that particular information is important is because if you’re solely relying on brushing you’re not cleaning a large portion of your teeth, which in turn can affect how healthy your teeth and gums are. By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you’re helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis, otherwise known as “bad breath”.

So flossing, or interdental cleaning as it’s officially known, is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums, and not some kind of “nice to have” added extra.

 

3. Ensure that your diet is teeth-friendly

When we look at your diet for your oral health it’s not just food it’s the drinks we consume that make a marked difference in our oral health.  Learn how to take care of your teeth through diet and nutrition.

4. Get Sugar Savvy

 

5. Learn tips to protect your teeth throughout your whole life.

Source: 

  1. ADA 14.10.2020 https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Oral-Health-Video-Resources
  2. ADA 14.10.2020 https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Younger-Adults-18-30/flossing

 

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