Dental hygiene is an important part of your health and everyday life. Good dental hygiene leads to good health. Some diseases that you get in your mouth can affect the rest of your body.
Your dental routine should consist of the following:
- Rinsing with mouthwash
- Cleaning your tongue
These activities should be done at least twice a day. Not only while these prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath) but regular and consistent oral hygiene can also prevent hear disease and stokes.
Preventing Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is irreversible. It is the result of bacteria left untreated. It makes your gums sensitive and can cause minor bleeding. Left untreated gum disease can slowly destroy your bone structure surrounding your teeth. If periodontal disease is left unchecked, it can lead to heart disease and other serious ailments.
The best way to prevent it is to follow a good dental hygiene routine. You should also avoid smoking, as this weakens your gums and teeth. Dry mouth is also a breeding ground for periodontal disease.
If you have periodontal disease, it may not be your fault. Sometimes it’s hereditary. In any case, you should see your dentist at least ever six months for a complete scale and clean. If there is significant periodontal disease your dentist or oral therapist may need to perform root planning.
Dental flossing should be performed twice daily, once in the morning and before you go to bed. Some studies have discovered that flossing can be more important than brushing your teeth. If you would like to learn more about flossing and the correct method, don't forgot to watch our video on correct flossing techniques.
Bad Breath Treatments
Bad breath is also known as halitosis. Halitosis can have a number of underlying causes. It could be due to a sinus infection or because of an infection in your mouth. Only your dentist can tell you the exact cause of your halitosis and how to treat it. One thing is certain, good oral hygiene can help prevent a lot of problems with your teeth and mouth.
At Geelong Dentist Clinic, we are experienced in the most up-to-date general dental procedures and technologies and offer quality general dental care with a patient-centered focus.
If you would like to book in a clean and scale or have questions regarding oral health, please call us today to book an appointment at Geelong Dentist Clinic, our phone number is 1300 657 033 or you can book an appointment online and we will call you back to confirm your appointment.