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Regular dental visits are essential for your oral health, but they may be less efficient if you overlook the health of your teeth and gums at home. To make the most of your dental care, you should combine the two – your oral hygiene routine and dental check-ups.
When you brush your teeth, be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid scrubbing your teeth too hard. This can damage your teeth and gums. A gentle motion is enough to make them clean and polished. Include your tongue when brushing as the germs that live on it can cause bad breath and tooth decay.
Floss at least once a day. You can also teach your children to floss. Like brushing your teeth, you need to floss your teeth properly and gently.
Keeping your teeth up by properly and regularly brushing and flossing them offers the following benefits:
- Prevention of tooth decay and cavities.
- Prevention of gum problems such as bleeding or inflammation.
- Lets you save money in the long run
- Boosts your self-esteem and confidence
If you have questions about proper brushing and flossing, or want to get advice on teaching your children about the proper techniques, visit us at Smiles First Dental today for assistance. Our team is comprised of passionate, friendly and experienced professionals. We will be happy to answer all of your family’s dental needs.
At Smiles First Dental, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers. To find out more, visit our special offers page or call your Northmead dentist on (02) 9630 9996 or make an appointment online.