It’s Dental Health Week!
How’s Your Oral Health Tracking?
Most people know they should brush and floss their teeth to help keep a healthy smile for life, but there are a few more things which will really help to keep your oral health on track now and into the future.
Here’s some tips on how to keep your oral health on track*
- Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste - the best protection against tooth decay and gum disease
- Clean between your teeth once a day – using floss or interdental brushes
- Spit, don’t rinse – spit out excess toothpaste after brushing. Rinsing your mouth will wash away the fluoride that helps protect your teeth
- Drink fluoridated tap water – to help flush out leftover food after eating and to help strengthen your teeth
- Limit sugary foods – every time you eat foods containing sugar you feed the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay
- Visit your dentist – regular dental check-ups do more than just check for tooth decay, Dentists also check for oral cancer and gum disease.
If it’s been a while since your last check-up and you’d like to make sure your oral health is on track, you can easily book an appointment online.
Don’t forget most Pacific Smiles Dental Centres have special pricing for patients with and without private health insurance, so you’ll know how much your check-up will cost before you go. Visit our website for more info including details about easy payment options.