Preventative Maintenance for Teeth

Post by: Gerarda on 19 Jun 2023

You take your car for an annual maintenance check then you also want to schedule an oral health check with your dentist as well.

Preventative maintenance for teeth includes regular brushing and flossing, regular dental check-ups and cleanings, and a healthy diet.

Brushing and flossing should be done at least twice a day to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. Brush and floss after breakfast in the morning and again before you go to bed at night. Use an extra-soft toothbrush or e-brush.

Regular dental check-ups/dental examinations and cleanings help to identify and treat any issues before they become serious.

A healthy diet, low in sugar and high in calcium, can also help to keep teeth strong and healthy. Additionally, avoiding habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also help to maintain oral health. The excessive use of alcohol inhibits the absorption of nutrients such as thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamin B12, folic acid, and zinc.

Just like your car needs a regular oil change and air in the tires, your teeth need a defensive tactic in the form of regular check-ups, daily brushing and flossing and a healthy way of living.

Schedule your preventative maintenance today with a dental check-up/dental examination.


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Posted on Monday 19th June 2023 at 11:36 am

Diet and nutrition play a significant role in oral health and preventing tooth decay.

Consuming a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can lead to an increase in plaque, which can then lead to tooth decay. On the other hand, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as low in sugar and processed foods, can help maintain good oral health. The normal bacteria in your mouth feast when you eat and drink foods that contain sugar and carbohydrates, especially if you don´t brush and floss your teeth after eating.

Additionally, to prevent tooth decay:
1. Consume foods high in calcium and vitamin D, such as milk and cheese as this can help strengthen tooth enamel.
2. Limit snacking and eat a balanced diet.
3. Drink a sufficient amount of water as it helps to wash away food particles and neutralize plaque acids.
4. Brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

It is important to maintain a good diet and proper oral hygiene habits, but it is also important to make an appointment to see your dentist regularly for a dental examination / dental check-up.

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Posted on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at 9:06 am

Why Check-ups Are Essential

Post by: Gerarda on 20 Sep 2022

Dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health, preventing any dental problems you may have and helping to prevent future problems.

During a check-up, a dentist or dental hygienist will check for any signs of decay, cavities, or gum disease. They will also check the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to see how it functions and if you grind or clench your teeth or suffer from bruxism. They may also take x-rays to check for problems not evident during a visual examination. If any issues are found, the dentist can provide treatment or make recommendations to prevent further damage.

Regular check-ups can also detect oral cancer at an early stage, which increases the chances of a successful outcome.

Additionally, check-ups allow dentists to monitor overall health, as oral health is linked to general health and well-being. It is important to schedule a dental check-up / dental examination at least once a year.

Flossing Tips

Post by: Gerarda on 05 Aug 2022

Proper flossing can help reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities, and is an important step toward having an overall healthy mouth. In fact, The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day in order to achieve optimal oral health.

Daily flossing removes plaque and bacteria from between the teeth — where a toothbrush can’t reach. If you are just learning to floss, you can experience minor discomfort. That usually comes from having the length of floss between your fingers too long and the floss either gets stuck and tears or you cut your gum. It’s important that you don’t stop flossing. If the discomfort doesn’t go away after a week or two of daily flossing, be sure to visit your dental office as soon as possible. Like everything, practice makes perfect.

Flossing Tips for Healthy Gums:

Floss after brushing your teeth
Glide the floss in between each tooth using a sawing motion
Angle the floss in a “c” shape around the tooth and slightly below the gumline
Repeat on each tooth
Unravel the floss from your fingers, supplying fresh floss for each tooth

There is debate on whether you should floss before or after brushing. We suggest that which ever you choose the important thing is that you actually do it.

Even if you do floss routinely and assuming you floss correctly, it’s still very important to have regular visits with your dentist. If you’re in need of a professional cleaning or check-up, or if you just want to show off your healthy gums, call to schedule an appointment today.


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Posted on Friday 5th August 2022 at 12:56 pm