Oral Hygiene & Prevention of Tooth Decay

Post by: Gerarda on 07 Mar 2023

Oral hygiene is essential for preventing tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily help to remove plaque and bacteria that over time can cause decay to develop. In addition to these daily habits, it is also important to schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Tooth decay, also known as cavities, is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and produces acid that can erode tooth enamel if not regularly removed. Brushing and flossing regularly can help remove plaque and prevent tooth decay.

Schedule a dental appointment today to check the status of your teeth.

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Posted on Tuesday 7th March 2023 at 3:57 pm

Fluoride Facts and Myths

Post by: Gerarda on 02 May 2022

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is commonly added to drinking water and toothpastes to help prevent tooth decay. It is also found in many foods and drinks.

Facts about fluoride:
• Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to decay.

• Fluoride is effective in preventing tooth decay in both children and adults.

• Fluoride is safe to consume when used in the appropriate amounts.


Myths about fluoride:
• Fluoride is not safe to consume.

• Fluoride is not effective in preventing tooth decay.

• Fluoride causes cancer and other serious health problems.

It is important to note that fluoride is safe to consume when used in an appropriate way and quantity. Excessive fluoride intake can cause dental fluorosis, which is a cosmetic condition that causes discoloration and/or mottling of the teeth, but it is not linked to cancer or other serious health problems.

Ask your dentist or dental hygienist at your next dental examination / dental check-up about the use of fluoride.

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Feb 2022

To brush your teeth properly, follow these steps:

1. Wet your toothbrush and add toothpaste.

2. Hold your toothbrush against your teeth at a 45-degree angle.

3. Use gentle circular motions to brush the fronts, backs, and tops of your teeth.

4. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

5. Spit out the toothpaste and rinse your mouth and toothbrush with water.

6. Brush for at least two minutes, twice a day.

It’s also important to floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.

For most people a visit to your dentist or dental hygienist every 6 months for cleaning is a must.

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Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 4:48 pm