Prevention can go a long way in dentistry. At Smiles Nambour, we want to stop dental problems before they happen.
Our goal is to give high-quality dental care in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with a commitment to excellent customer service.
At Smiles Nambour, we offer different dental services under general & preventative care to take care of your teeth, improve your oral health, and avoid the development of dental issues.
We believe that with adequate attention and the right dentist, you have a future of perfect pearly teeth that are not only bright but also clean and healthy.
How to Prevent Dental Problems
Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of management. It is very important to choose the right steps every day to take care of your teeth and avoid dental issues.
This involves getting the proper oral care products, as well as being mindful of your daily habits.
Don’t sleep without brushing your teeth
It’s no secret that the general suggestion is to brush at least two times a day. Still, many of us continue to fail to brush our teeth at night.
But brushing before sleep eliminates the germ and plaque accumulation of the day.
Doing a poor job brushing your teeth is nearly as bad as not brushing at all. Take your time gliding the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove the plaque deposits.
Unremoved plaque can harden, leading to calculus build-up and gingivitis.
Don’t ignore your tongue
Plaque build-up can also occur on your tongue. Not only can this advance to bad breath, but it can lead to other oral health issues. Don’t forget to brush your tongue gently when you brush your teeth.
Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste
When it comes to toothpaste, there are more important elements to consider than whitening power and flavours. No matter which variant you choose, make sure it contains fluoride.
This is because fluoride is a leading defence against cavities. It works by eliminating germs that can lead to tooth decay, as well as providing a protective barrier for your teeth.
Treat flossing equally important as brushing
Many people who brush regularly ignore flossing. Flossing is not just for reaching those little pieces of food that may be getting stuck between your teeth.
It’s also a way to stimulate the gums, reduce plaque, and help lower inflammation in the area.
Use a fluoride mouthwash
Advertisements tell us that mouthwash is required for good oral health, but many people don’t know how they work.
Mouthwash decreases the amount of acid in the mouth, cleans hard-to-reach areas in and around the gums, and remineralises the teeth.
Mouthwashes are useful as an extra tool to help balance your oral health.
Drink plenty of water
Water is still the best beverage for your overall health — including oral health. It is suggested to drink plenty of water after every meal.
This can help flush out some of the adverse effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.
Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables
Ready-to-eat foods are convenient, but not when it comes to your teeth. Eating fresh, crunchy products not only provides more healthy fibre, but it’s also the best choice for your teeth.
Limit sugary and acidic foods
Sugar converts into acid in the mouth that can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids lead to tooth decay.
Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel. While you are not required to avoid such foods altogether, it doesn’t hurt to be aware.
See your Nambour dentist at least twice a year
Your daily habits are crucial to your overall oral health.
Still, even the most dedicated brushers and flossers need to see a dentist regularly, normally every six months, for cleanings and check-ups.
Not only can a dentist remove calculus and look for cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer solutions.
Preventive Care by your Nambour dentist
At Smiles Nambour, our goal is not only to give you the smile you deserve but also help you keep it for life! With our comprehensive preventive dentistry services, a bright and healthy smile is possible.
Talk to us today and start your journey towards better oral health for a lifetime!
HCF’s More for Teeth Program
HCF’s More for Teeth Program is here to help you maintain great oral health. Available to all HCF members with Extras cover, it includes two fully covered check-ups and cleans each year.
We are located at 4/104 Currie Street in Nambour.