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Dental health and oral hygiene

Overview

Maintaining our overall is very important, this is especially true when it comes to our oral health. Dental hygiene and oral health is vital because if we neglect our dental health, we’re at risk of dental problems. An important component to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout old age is to practice proper oral hygiene. Both adults and children are susceptible to cavities, and gum disease leading to several other more severe problems. For this reason it is important to maintain dental health and oral hygiene throughout your adult life.

Why good dental health and oral hygiene is required

Your mouth is full of bacteria, although most of these bacteria are harmless, they need to be kept under control. Without maintaining dental health and proper oral hygiene, the bacteria can reach levels that may cause oral infections, like gum disease and tooth decay. Good oral health care such as flossing and daily brushing can keep these bacteria under control. Bleeding gums or persistent bad breath may signal a problem. If you experience any of these then contact your dentist immediately.

How is good oral hygiene practiced?

Maintaining good dental health and oral hygiene is very important for your teeth and gums. Not only will you look and feel good, you will also improve your overall well-being. In addition to visiting your dentist regularly for check-up, there are simple steps you can take to significantly reduce the risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems. These include:

    • Reduce the amount of sugary or starchy foods.
    • Avoid snacking.
    • Daily brushing and flossing twice a day.
    • Make sure your dental products contain fluoride.
    • Regularly rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouth-rinse as recommended by your dentist.
    • Daily preventive care will help prevent problems before they arise.


At Blacktown Family Dental, our qualified dentists can help you learn proper dental health and oral hygiene techniques that will help you prevent problems before they arise.