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Oral Hygiene Applecross

Good oral health helps you enjoy life. It lets you: speak clearly, taste, chew, swallow delicious and nutritious foods, and show your feelings through facial expressions such as smiling.

If you protect your oral health with proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing, the odds are in your favour; you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.

The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

  • Reduce the risk of tooth decay
  • Reduce teeth sensitivity
  • Reduce the chance of developing cavities, and the resulting fillings
  • Preventive care is always less expensive than emergency care
  • Keeping your teeth is more likely
  • Fresher breath
  • Reduced chance of root canal treatments and oral surgery
  • Better gum health
  • Lowered risk of cancer
  • Lowered risk of stroke
  • Lowered risk of heart disease and attack
  • Healthier pregnancy and stronger fertility
  • Lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Overall, good oral care leads to a healthier mouth and a healthier body!

Our Recommendations for Good Oral Hygiene

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The basis of good oral hygiene starts with good home care. Epsom Dental Care Applecross recommends:

Brush your teeth twice a day

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Floss between your teeth

Floss or use an interdental brush daily to remove food, debris and plaque lodged between your teeth.

Use mouthwash for added protection

A mouthwash, in addition to daily brushing and flossing, can increase the cleanliness of your mouth. Antimicrobial mouthwash reduces bacteria and plaque activity, which cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. Fluoride mouthwash also helps reduce and prevent tooth decay.

Cut down on sugar, and other habits

Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake.

Have regular dental check-ups

Have regular check-ups with your dentist. Don’t put off going for a check-up. Detecting problems early can mean they’re easier to treat.

If dental problems aren’t treated, they may lead to damage that’s harder, or even impossible, to repair.

Oral Hygiene in Applecross

Your Epsom Dental Care Applecross team helps you practice good oral hygiene every day for a healthy smile.

Through regular examination, cleanings and preventive treatments, our goal is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to solve dental issues early. We provide a wide range of dental treatments for everyone in and around the Applecross area.

Visit your Applecross dentist today!

Call us at (08) 9316 0555 or request your appointment online.

Visit us at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes tooth decay?

Bacteria cause tooth decay on teeth that feed on the carbohydrates in our diet. These bacteria produce acid that erodes the teeth enamel. If decay is untreated, it can cause pain, infection and even tooth loss.

Why should I floss, is brushing not enough?

Flossing decreases the number of bacteria in your mouth. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in the mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria in the hard-to-reach areas that the toothbrush can’t get to.

What is fluoride, and why is it important to my dental health?

Fluoride occurs naturally in many foods and water. It is important to dental health since it helps prevent tooth decay by making your teeth enamel more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in your mouth.

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