Preventative dental care
BEFORE THEY HAPPEN
With proper dental care, you can keep your smile white, bright and healthy. You can also save yourself heaps of time, pain and money by avoiding disease and tooth decay. Here are some tips for keeping your mouth clean and prevent problems before they happen.
VISIT YOUR DENTIST
Get help from the experts! Dentists have years of training to help sustain your dental health and well-being. Set up an appointment with our friendly staff, and we will provide the care you and your family needs.
BRUSH TEETH DAILY
Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush at least twice a day. Use fluoride toothpaste to ensure food and plaque are removed from the surface of your teeth. Brushing your tongue will also remove extra plaque-causing particles and keep your breath fresh.
CLEAN BETWEEN TEETH
Bacteria, plaque and food particles can hide in places you can’t reach with a toothbrush. You can remove this build-up between teeth and under the gums by flossing daily and using mouthwash.
EAT A BALANCED DIET
The food you eat also affects your oral health. Eat a balanced diet and eat sugary foods in moderation. Foods like vegetables, yoghurt, cheese and fruit can help you keep your smile bright and your teeth healthy.
Athletes often suffer injuries that lead to missing teeth. If you want to keep your smile intact, we will provide you with a fitted mouthguard. You dentist will fit the piece to your mouth to ensure it is comfortable and effective.
Sealants can be applied to teeth as an extra layer of protection against tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants are made of plastic resins that harden in the grooves on the surface of your teeth. This creates a smooth surface that plaque and bacteria have difficulty clinging to. Sealants generally last 3-5 years.