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It’s no secret that it’s better to maintain your oral health than it is to live in a “fight or flight” mode by responding to dental problems.

The key is to know what is needed to sustain your oral health and then to take the necessary actions.

To help in your journey for strong teeth and gums, your dentist in Northmead has compiled a list of the things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums.


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.

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

Along with cleaning your toothbrush, you should also be changing it out on a regular basis.

Get a new toothbrush every three to four months (or sooner, if the bristles start to fray).

You should also replace your toothbrush if you get sick to ensure that harmful bacteria are not reintroduced through your mouth.


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 3 to 6 times more at risk of gum diseases, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out.

Even smokeless tobacco products can irritate the gum tissue, causing gums around teeth to loosen, making it easier for bacteria to settle in and develop tooth decay.

Dental Care in Northmead

Experience advanced dentistry and patient-friendly care you can trust.

Visit your Northmead dentist at least every 6 months to ensure optimum oral health.

My Local Dentists Northmead is your trustworthy dentist in the Northmead area. The appearance of your smile and its underlying health is vital to us.

Our expertly trained staff treats all dental issues, including complicated problems related to other health conditions.

Our commitment to our patients is optimal dental health and a stunning smile.

We make life a little bit easier for our patients by offering late hours on weekdays and weekend appointments.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Northmead

For URGENT dental emergencies, do not hesitate to contact us on  (02) 9630 9996 or email us at reception@sfdental.com.au. You will be able to reach us during our normal operating hours during this time.

We are located at 19/5-7 Kleins Rd in Northmead.