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How to prevent gum disease?

How to prevent gum disease?

The good news is that you can help prevent gum disease by taking good care of your teeth every day and having regular dental checkups.

Here’s how to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

Brush your teeth well twice a day

This removes the film of bacteria from the teeth. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is in good condition. Toothpastes and mouth rinses containing fluoride strengthen the teeth and help prevent decay.

Clean between your teeth every day

Cleaning between your teeth with floss or interdental cleaners removes bacteria and food particles from between the teeth, where a toothbrush can’t reach. Early gum disease can often be reversed by daily brushing and flossing. If you use interdental cleaners, ask your dentist how to use them properly, to avoid injuring your gums.

Eat a balanced diet

Choose a variety of foods from the basic food groups, such as breads, cereals and other grain products; fruits; vegetables; meat, poultry and fish; and dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt. Limit between-meal snacks.

Visit your dentist regularly

It is important to have regular dental check-ups, and professional cleaning is essential to prevent periodontal diseases.

Through regular maintenance visits we can prevent the progression of gum disease and allow you to Smile… change your life.

At Normanhurst Dental, we advise a six- monthly comprehensive check up and clean which includes a check-up of your teeth and gums and also covers basic treatments including scaling, polishing, application of fluoride and x-rays. You will also receive advice on preventing dental problems and improving your brushing technique and habits.

For patients covered for dental, under aprivate health fund the comprehensive check up and clean is Free of any Gap payments i.e. they don’t need to pay any additional out of pocket expense.

For patients without PrivateHealth fund, the comprehensive examination, clean, fluoride and x-rays, all are done at $199 (with OPG-$249).

Visiting the dentist should be a regular part of your schedule, just like a proper oral health routine.

It’s time to prioritise our oral health. If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while, use this article as a reminder and motivation to book an appointment with yours today.

For any other queries contact us at www.normanhurstdental.com.au or call us on 02-99898565

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