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Top 3 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Optimum Oral Health from Dentists on Vincent

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Oral Health

Good oral hygiene helps to prevent a range of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and even dental erosion.

While brushing your teeth in the morning and night is a great start, to be really effective, a little more commitment is required.

What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?

DOS

Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily

Practice good oral hygiene.

Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.

Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash

Mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth.

And with its antimicrobial benefits and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!

Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after recovering from an illness

Most manual and electric toothbrushes have a colour indicator reminder on the bristles.

If you’re a parent or caregiver, keep in mind that the more often you change your child’s toothbrush, the more excited they’ll be to do it.

DON’TS

Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and beverages

Sugar converts into acids, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities.

Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel.

Use sharp and pointed objects in removing food stuck between your teeth

Do not use sharp, piercing objects like toothpicks to remove stuck food particles since they may end up injuring the tooth enamel or damaging the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.

Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products

Smokers are at greater risk of developing oral cancer and periodontal disease.

In addition, tobacco products cause permanent stains, which cannot be removed by brushing, and it can also cause a heavy build-up of tartar, requiring more frequent dental cleanings.

Summary

Practising good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing and flossing everyday, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and having regular dental check-ups can help avoid cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. It may also benefit our overall health.

A Brighter Dental Experience in Leederville

See your Leederville dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings. Not only can your dentist remove calculus and find cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer treatment solutions.

Dentists on Vincent offers a friendly environment in a lovely heritage building that doesn’t feel like you’re at the dentist!

Our dental practice offers a child-friendly environment as we address their apprehension towards treatment.

We take the time to explain to you all of your options and how we can provide you with a smile you can be proud of.

Dr Lamattina is very gentle, and your mouth will feel great and look fantastic.

We offer convenient times to come in and get your treatment completed, and it’s easy to find us just off the freeway.

Don’t put it off any longer, call us now for a consultation appointment and see what we can do to give you a feeling of confidence and esteem in yourself.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Leederville

For enquiries and URGENT dental emergencies, do not hesitate to call dentist Leederville on (08) 9242 4400. We are located at 322 Vincent St in Leederville.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.

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