Oral Hygiene 101: Breaking Down The Basics
A question we often get asked…
‘What are the basics of good oral hygiene, and how can I achieve a healthier smile?’
Esthetique Dental is here to guide you through the fundamentals of dental care.
Firstly, it’s essential to understand why oral hygiene is so crucial. Good oral health is not just about a dazzling smile. It contributes to your overall well-being and can help prevent the development of severe health complications such as heart disease and diabetes.
Now, let’s break down the basics of optimal oral hygiene:
Brushing Twice a Day
Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. This will help strengthen your enamel, protect against decay, and freshen your breath. Don’t rush – spend at least two minutes ensuring you’ve thoroughly cleaned all surfaces.
A toothbrush can only clean around 70% of your tooth’s surfaces, so flossing is essential to reach those hidden nooks and hard-to-reach areas. Regular flossing prevents the build-up of plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of gum disease.
Limiting sugary snacks and drinks can greatly benefit your oral health. Opt instead for teeth-friendly foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.
Regular Dental Check-ups
At Esthetique Dental, you can visit us for your regular dental check-ups. These visits allow us to monitor your oral health, provide professional cleanings, and spot any potential problems early on.
Don’t Ignore Problems
Pain, swelling, or sensitivity should not be ignored. If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure to book an appointment as soon as possible.
Smoking can cause numerous oral health problems, including tooth discolouration, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Quitting will significantly reduce these risks and contribute to better overall health.
Remember, these basics are just a starting point. Everyone’s oral health needs are unique. At Esthetique Dental, we’ll work with you to provide personalised dental care tailored to you.
Dental hygiene can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially with the wealth of information out there. But rest assured, our friendly and experienced team is here to provide the clarity you need.
Whether you’re looking for routine check-ups, or need more extensive treatment, Esthetique Dental is here to help. Don’t put your oral health on the back burner; take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.