General Dentistry Mullumbimby
Prevention is always better than a cure.
When it comes to dentistry, it is far better to maintain the health of your teeth than to treat the effects of dental disease. The Australian Dental Association suggests that you have your teeth professionally cleaned once every six months in order to ensure they stay in optimal health. By having your teeth checked and cleaned regularly you prevent the need for more costly and uncomfortable procedures. At Mullumbimby Dental Centre we offer comprehensive general dental treatments for the entire family so you can all visit us together. Many children suffer from tooth decay. Improper brushing techniques and a diet with high amounts of sugar and acidic foods can cause teeth to degrage. This is why teaching your children good dental habits early on will set them up for a healthy smile for life.
The General Dentistry services we offer include:
After your appointment with us, we will design a customised dental hygiene plan for your teeth, and although we can make sure you leave your appointment with fresh healthy teeth it is up to you to maintain good oral hygiene at home. Poor oral hygiene can lead to many adverse problems. Things like gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss are all very real consequences of poor oral hygiene. Below you’ll find a few tips that can help you ensure you are keeping your teeth healthy in between visits.
- Brush your teeth twice daily, in the morning and at night before you go to bed. When you brush, make sure you angle your toothbrush at 45° so that you are brushing along the gum line as well.
- Floss in between your teeth once a day using a gentle back and forth motion to clean either side of the tooth. This stops plaque forming in between teeth and on the adjacent gums.
- Brush your tongue daily as it is a major source of plaque causing bacteria and bad breath.
- Try to use toothpaste with added fluoride as this can help to protect your teeth against cavities.
- Change your toothbrush once every three months, or after an illness.
- Heavy smoking can cause serious dental issues so it is advised that you avoid tobacco products.
- Maintaining a healthy diet can ensure your teeth stay healthy and strong.
Your dental hygiene plan will go into detail about what you should do to ensure the health of your teeth in between visits. Your mouth is the door to the rest of your body and if it isn’t properly maintained, you may end up suffering from other more serious health complications. You need to take care of your teeth and your gums as they are an important aspect of your overall health. You may not realise it, but your oral health can affect your general health a great deal. Poor dental health has been associated with the following health complications:
- Heart Disease
- Respiratory Infections
- Cardiovascular Disease