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How to Look After Your Teeth in Between Your Dental Cleaning?

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Good oral health is significant for good overall health. It is vital to follow a good oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gums healthier. And if you happen to undergo routine teeth cleaning, keeping your teeth clean becomes your topmost priority. Take care of your teeth and gums by following the below-mentioned measures in between your dental cleaning.

Use of Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that forms naturally in your teeth and bones. When you chew and consume food, your body generates acids that eat away at the naturally producing enamel. Excess acid can deteriorate your teeth. Fluoride can help naturally re-mineralise your teeth. Your tap water has sufficient fluoride to benefit you, but that’s not enough, and you should also protect your teeth by regularly applying toothpaste or mouthwash containing fluoride. Fluoride can reduce your mouth’s acidity levels, fortify tooth enamel, rebuild the minerals in your teeth and shield your teeth from sensitive substances.

Make Sure to Floss Regularly

Take a step forward to prevent gum disease and cavities by regularly cleaning between your teeth. Plaque can form between your teeth and cause horrible symptoms such as plaque formation, bad breath etc. If you do not floss, the acid formation on your teeth discharges, which often is the cause of cavities. Thus, it is vital to floss at least once a day to keep your plaque accrual to a minimum.

The Right Brushing Angle 

How you brush will make a lot of difference. Aim the head of the brush towards your gum line and use circular motions at a 45° angle. Brush each tooth around 10 to 15 times. It is imperative to brush your teeth twice a day, and you need to brush using the right angle; else, you may harm your oral health. 

Avert Gum Disease

Never ignore your gum health. When your gums have acute sensitivity or bleed, your gums are probably in bad health. Besides, bleeding gums are not a good indication. Many people may not even know if they have developed gum disease and their gums are at risk. You can avert periodontal disease by performing regular floss and following good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and rinsing using mouthwash.

Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Significant bacteria live inside your mouth, and sugar can make it uncontrollable. Sugar present in many food items and desserts can cause a mess in your mouth. Often cavities happen due to the bacteria inside your mouth digesting the sugar develops acid and deteriorates tooth enamel. Thus, ingesting less sugar and following regular brushing and flossing routine will uphold your oral health. And when you reduce your sugar intake, you’ll have less plaque to handle.

Follow Your Dentist’s Advice

After every dental appointment, ask all your questions and follow your dentist’s recommendations to maintain your oral health.

Do you want to schedule an appointment for your next dental teeth cleaning? Contact us at Kings Family Dental Centre on 02 9674 3491, and we will help you smile confidently.

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