Young Girl Brushing Teeth

Why is important to look after your teeth?

Good dental health is very important for everyone. Some studies have linked periodontal disease with hearth problems, diabetes, stroke and respiratory problems.

The Australian Dental Association says oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal disease are the most common health problems in Australia and a significant and costly burden to the Australian public.

So, it is very important you look after your mouth.

The good news is the majority of dental problems are preventable. With the help of highly skilled and gentle dentists at our Sydney Eastern Suburbs location, you can establish a dental hygiene routine to care and improve your oral health.

If you haven’t visited a dentist for a while, or you are having some discomfort in your mouth, it is time to take action and avoid unnecessary pain and an dental emergency which can cost you more in the end.

Your diet and your teeth

A healthy diet is a good place to start to improve your teeth and overall health. Sweet foods should be kept to a minimum, especially between meals. Avoid highly processed meals as well as carbonated drinks, as these erode the top layer of your teeth leaving the bottom layer prone to decay.

Some healthy foods include:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Lean meat and fish
  • Plenty of water

Cleaning your teeth

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Cleaning your teeth will help you prevent plaque build-up. Plaque causes tooth decay, which, if left unattended can led to different problems that could require a minor procedure such as placing a filling to something more complicated, painful and costly such a root canal therapy or a tooth extraction.

It is recommended that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Flossing regularly to clean between the teeth is also recommended. Regular dental check-ups at least twice a year should also be part of your oral health routine to help prevent dental diseases.

Medications and your teeth

Sometimes, medications can interfere with oral health and hygiene. Please tell us about any medications you are currently taking at the appointment to help us identify a suitable dental treatment for you.