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7 Ways to Ensure Your Teeth Stay Healthy In 2022

From the oral hygiene basics you should be practising daily to the dental appointments you should set throughout the year. Here are seven dental hygiene tips from professional dentists from Dazzling Smiles Dental Craigieburn to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile in 2022.

1. Brush your teeth twice a day minimum

As far as healthy teeth rules go, daily brushing has probably been drilled into your head since childhood. Despite this, many people still skip their morning or evening teeth brushing from time to time, while others do not commit to the daily practice. Brushing is important for removing plaque and bacteria build-up from eating and drinking. Not doing so puts you at serious risk of tooth decay, cavities and disease. To maintain oral hygiene Brush. Your. Teeth.

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2. Floss daily, or as often as you can

It’s unfortunately common for people to skip flossing, try not to let this be you. While brushing helps remove build-up from the surfaces of your teeth, flossing removes anything that lodges between your teeth since you can get into the gaps and crevices. The habit of flossing is also a great way to monitor your teeth for sensitivity, redness and early signs of any issues.

3. Don’t forget to brush your tongue

While most people focus on their teeth cleaning for dental health, it can be easy to forget about the tongue! The reality is, tongues are a large surface area in the mouth where bacteria can grow and spread if not cleaned regularly. It can also cause bad breath. So, when brushing your teeth, make sure you go over your tongue a few times too with your toothbrush or a tongue cleaner.

4. Replace your toothbrush every 4 months

When a toothbrush is worn out, its bristles can lose the ability to effectively clean your teeth. For this reason, make sure you monitor the time you keep your toothbrush and replace it every 3-4 months or when it is starting to look worn out.

5. Avoid cigarettes

Smoking causes all kinds of damage and disease, including to your dental health. As well as causing staining, yellowing and bad breath, it can lead to serious illnesses such as gum disease and oral cancers. The best way to protect yourself from all of the above is to avoid smoking altogether.

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6. Limit your sugar intake

Sugar attracts bad bacteria build-up in your mouth which causes tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. While quitting refined sugar is ideal for your health, you can still be healthy as a sweet tooth if you practice all of the above habits and limit your consumption of lollies, sugar drinks or desserts.  

7. Never skip your 6-monthly dental check-up

The average person cannot detect the early signs of tooth decay or any dental abnormalities like a dental professional can. Seeing your dentist twice a year is the best way to protect your health and catch potential problems early. Not only this but professional cleanings from the dentist helps to remove plaque and tartar buildup, and helps you feel fresher overall!

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Following these simple dental/oral hygiene tips is the best way to prevent dental problems and ensure your teeth stay healthy. If you have any concerns regarding your dental health or are due for your dental check-up, contact Dazzling Smiles Dental in Craigieburn today to book an appointment for best dentist in Craigieburn or call us at 03-8339-4253.