Your Guide to Dental Health

To keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful requires regular lifelong attention to your oral hygiene. This need not be expensive, difficult nor time consuming but will provide many benefits for your overall well being.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Brush twice a day to remove the plaque (bacteria) that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Flossing daily removes any deposits between teeth which your toothbrush cannot reach. If flossing is difficult, try some of the interdental brushes.
  • Avoid or minimise the intake of certain substances. Sugary or acidic foods/drinks can contribute to tooth destruction if not regulated/neutralised. Tobacco, besides affecting your general health, has a negative effect on the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for a dental examination and dental cleaning. You may not be aware of a developing problem until it becomes painfull, while your dentist will detect and treat it before any extensive treatment is required. Gum disease is mostly a painless progression of underlying bone and gum loss which can be detected and treated early, usually through professional teeth cleaning and education.

Every patient is an individual with different needs and abilities. We can advise you on the best approach to good dental health.

Should you require any information regarding your oral hygiene and maintenance, or any other aspect of your dental health, please contact our surgery.

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