Preventative Care & Dental Hygiene

Preventative Care &
Dental Hygiene

Preventative care and dental hygiene services

Dental Reflections treats your oral health with the utmost importance, striving to minimise any potential dental intervention throughout your life. Through preventative care and consistent dental hygiene, we can hugely reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and a host of other oral hygiene problems.

Preventative care and strong dental hygiene should begin from a very early age, and proper education in the best techniques should be attained by every member of your family. It’s never too early (or too late) to begin caring for your teeth, and Dental Reflections is always ready to give you a hand.

Our top brushing tips

Dental Reflections hopes to make mastering the art of good dental hygiene and brushing a breeze. For starters, here are our top seven brushing tips:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice per day (after breakfast and dinner).
  2. Brush your teeth with a soft round bristle toothbrush.
  3. Place your toothbrush where the gum meets the tooth (at roughly a 45-degree angle) to enable you to clean under the gum line. Bacteria accumulates along the tooth at the gum line, so it’s essential to focus on this area.
  4. Brush your gums very gently. The correct brushing motion is a circular massaging technique along the gum line, rather than vigorously brushing back and forth and potentially injuring your gums.
  5. Use your toothbrush to clean your tongue, as this will remove additional bacteria and freshen your breath.
  6. Replace your toothbrush either every three to four months or after an illness, whichever comes first.
  7. Use toothpaste with added fluoride for cavity protection.

Our flossing tips

Flossing is another essential aspect of maintaining your dental hygiene. Dental Reflections recommends flossing your teeth at least once a day for optimum dental health. Regular flossing removes plaque from between your teeth where gum disease and cavities begin, and by taking two minutes out of your day to floss, you’re guaranteed a healthier smile.

How to floss:

  1. Use enough floss to hold the ends comfortably in your hands.
  2. Wrap the floss around your index fingers and support it with your thumbs.
  3. Slide the floss between tooth contacts with a back and forth motion, being sure not to snap the floss as it may injure gum tissue.
  4. Once the floss is between your teeth, wrap it into a ‘C’ shape around the surface of each tooth and move the floss up and down the tooth surface four or five times.
  5. Plaque is very sticky, so it’s necessary to perform these steps to avoid any being left behind.
  6. Floss holders are available for those who have difficulty reaching the back teeth.
  7. Children should begin flossing as early as possible with parents’ help.
  8. Floss at least once a day (ideally after meals, or at least before bedtime).

For further professional advice on maintaining your dental hygiene, just ask now by calling us on 07 3350 6661 .

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