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Oral Hygiene: Looking After Your Oral Health

Woman pulling dental floss from containerNot only is practicing good oral hygiene vital in maintaining good oral health, but it also has a major impact on your general wellbeing. Studies have shown that poor oral health can play a role in the development of other health problems. These can include heart disease and strokes, and can also create further risk for individuals suffering from diabetes and respiratory diseases.

Tips for Keeping Your Pearly Whites Bright

One of the ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease developing, oral hygiene is necessary to maintain a healthy smile. Optimal oral hygiene consists of the following:

  • Cleaning your teeth, gums and mouth twice daily
  • Using correct brushing techniques
  • Flossing once daily

It is also important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and a professional clean. Every six months is recommended to remove any buildup of hard plaque and identify potential problems. Prevention is better than a cure.

Schedule a Check-up

Arrange a check-up with our Dapto team to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Our aim is to help all our patients obtain their peak oral health levels.


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