At Just Dental Care, we believe that to improve your overall oral health you need to consider you oral hygiene, diet, frequency of grazing, the types of medications that you may be on, and how often you visit your dentist for regular check ups and cleans.
To improve your oral health regular twice daily brushing, and flossing is important. This helps to remove any residual food between your teeth. Mouthwash that contains chlorhexididine e.g colgate plax, savacol is beneficial as an adjunct to physical cleaning. Mouthwash should be used at least 3 times a week just before you sleep so that it the mouthwash stays on your teeth as long as possible.
Diet is another important consideration. If you consume lots of sugary or acidic foods you increase your chances of getting tooth decay. It is also better to snack less frequently if possible in order to reduce the amount of acid being created in your mouth over time.
We advise to drink lots of water and milk (if not lactose intolerant) and to chew sugar free gum to stimulate saliva flow. If you must drink soft drinks, drink it through a straw.
Some medications can cause you to get a dry mouth, which increases the chances of getting tooth decay. Products like Biotene and GC Dry mouth can help.
At Just Dental Care we advise regular 6 monthly dental visits. This means that you have a professional caring for your oral health. We will ensure your gums and teeth remain clean, and that you are free of dental decay.
If you would like to know more, contact us 07 38633604 or visit www.justdentalcare.com.au
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