At Wyatt Ryan Dental in Geelong we believe that prevention is always preferable to the cure and, therefore, we encourage our clients to develop effective oral care and hygiene programs.
To help you avoid visits to our Geelong dental clinic for fillings or, worse, an extraction, our dentists have compiled a brief guideline to dental care and what constitutes dental cleanliness and dental health.
You need to spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth – two minutes!
First, the reasons to maintain good dental hygiene are obvious – it ensures you have clean and healthy teeth, it prevents halitosis (bad breath) and it helps keep your gums healthy, which in turn helps keep your teeth healthy.
To begin with, if you have any tooth pain or bleeding from the gums when you brush or floss, or have ongoing bad breath then you should visit our dental clinic in Geelong as soon as possible because these symptoms are indicators of dental problems.
Each day it is important that you brush your teeth at least twice and that you also floss once daily.
Brushing and flossing remove debris from your teeth and gums and help prevent gum disease.
It is also important that you avoid sugary foods and drinks and try not to snack in between meals. When brushing and flossing, make sure you use a good-quality toothbrush in good condition, quality floss and a toothpaste that contains fluoride.