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10 Tips for Better Dental Health

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Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 10 January, 2014

Dental Health Tips For A Beautiful Smile

Want to avoid dental problems and trips to the dentist then follow these dental health tips for a pain free smile.

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A lot of people put off visiting the dentist, with dental anxiety and fear being the main reasons.

People who only visit the dentist when they have a problem tend to have more oral health issues than those who visit regularly.

Here at Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore Dentist, we are massive advocates of prevention is better than cure and encouraging people to become responsible for their own oral health and overall wellbeing.

We will do all that we can to support you to have a healthy mouth and take care of your smile.

10 Dental Health Tips

These 10 tips can put you on the right path to good oral health and help you to avoid having dental problems in the future.

1. Dental Cleanings and Check-Ups are Extremely Important

Going to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is one of the most important factors in maintaining good oral health.

Regular checkups can prevent cavities, root canals, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental conditions.

Don’t wait until you have a problem before you see your dentist, help prevent problems before they happen.

2. Gum (Periodontal) Disease Affects Your Overall Health

Gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and has also been linked to many health conditions like heart disease, strokes, diabetes and even cancers.

If diagnosed early gum disease (gingivitis) can be treated and reversed.

If treatment is not received soon enough, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease, called periodontitis, which includes bone loss, infections and possible tooth loss, may follow.

Brushing twice a day, flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings are the best prevention against gum disease.

3. Dental Check-Ups Include Oral Cancer Screenings

When you go for your regular dental check-up, your dentist and hygienist are also screening you for any signs of oral cancer.

Every hour of every day, someone dies of oral cancer in the United States alone.

This serious dental disease, which pertains to the mouth, lips or throat, is often highly curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages.

Visiting your dentist for regular checkups and avoiding tobacco and alcohol are the key factors in preventing oral cancer.

4. Brushing Twice a Day Helps to Keep the Cavities Away

When you brush your teeth properly for two minutes twice a day you are removing the plaque that causes cavities and gum disease.

Plaque is the soft and sticky film that accumulates on the teeth from food debris and bacteria.

Flossing daily will remove the plaque from in between the teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach.

5. Bad Breath Could be the Result of a Dental Problem

About 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. I

f bad breath is due to a dental condition, mouthwash will only mask the odour and not cure it.

Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your dentist; we are there to help you.

Flossing daily and brushing your teeth and tongue can greatly reduce and possibly eliminate bad breath.

6. Proper Nutrition is Important for Good Dental Health

The sugars from soft drinks and non-nutritional processed foods combine with the bacteria in the mouth to produce acids that attack tooth enamel.

This can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Limiting the number of drinks and foods that are high in sugar helps to maintain good dental health.

7. Dental Problems Do Not Get Better or Go Away Without Treatment

If your dentist gives you a treatment plan for dental work that you need to have done, you should focus on getting your teeth fixed as soon as possible.

Cavities continue to get bigger if left untreated. If they get big enough to reach the nerve in your tooth this can lead to complications like pain and infections and your only options would be to have a root canal or have the tooth extracted.

8. A Root Canal is Usually Not Painful

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a patient tell me horror stories they have heard about root canals, however, with today’s technology, root canals are nothing like most people think. I have never had root canals but in my opinion, a root canal is as painless as having a filling.

9. Change Your Toothbrush

Toothbrushes become worn out after about 3 months and are not as effective as when you first got it. If you have gum disease, you should change your toothbrush every 4 – 6 weeks because bacteria can harbour in the bristles. You should always rinse your toothbrush out with water after every use and change it after you have been unwell.

10. Maintaining Good Dental Health is Easy

Some people think that having good dental health takes too much effort. Seeing your dentist for regular dental checkups and cleanings, brushing twice a day, flossing daily and eating a nutritional diet are the key factors in having healthy teeth and gums. Now, that shouldn’t be too hard to do should it?

Dentist Kenmore – Taking Care of Your Dental Health

If it’s been more than 6 months since you’ve seen a dentist or you have any concerns regarding your teeth, gums or smile, call me now on (07) 3720 1811 to book your checkup.

  • Dr. Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 30 years experience, practising holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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