Preventive dentistry is the straightforward routine of caring for your teeth, helping to avoid common dental problems including gum disease and tooth decay.
Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily
Regular tooth brushing is one of the most important parts of preventive dentistry, and you need to brush twice daily or more frequently if you prefer. Use toothpaste that has received the Australian Dental Association seal of approval, and make sure you change your toothbrush regularly. Most people need a new toothbrush three or four times a year, or sooner if the bristles begin to look worn.
Your toothbrush cannot clean deep in between your teeth, and these are the very areas that can harbour bacteria and food debris. Daily flossing helps to clean these tight spaces, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you aren’t sure how to floss, please ask us for practical help and advice because we’d be delighted to help.
Regular Dental Visits
Most people must visit us twice a year for dental exams and hygiene appointments or more frequently if you have ongoing dental problems. Preventive dentistry will save you time and money in the longer term, and it’s tremendously satisfying knowing your smile is healthy.