In order to prevent serious dental and health problems, as well as bad breath, it is important that you practice good dental hygiene habits. By regularly brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, you can prevent dental problems, such as gingivitis, toothache, tooth decay, and halitosis. You can also prevent heart attack, bacterial pneumonia, and stroke by simply taking care of your teeth and mouth.
Periodontitis develops when gingivitis progresses to cause infection and inflammation of the bones and ligaments that are required to support your teeth. If the gingivitis, inflammation, and infection are left untreated periodontitis will develop.
The inflammation and infection will spread from your gums to the bones and ligaments that support your teeth, which cause teeth to loosen and fall out. Although periodontist is not curable, by visiting your dentist regularly and practicing good dental hygiene at home, you can slow the progression of the disease.
Flossing in between all of your teeth is a very important part of taking care of your teeth and maintaining good oral health. It is important that you learn how to properly floss or teeth from your hygienist and/or dentist.
Complete Oral Health
Oral health consists of your teeth, gums, tongue, and your mouth. Having good oral health means that these areas are free from infection or active diseases, and can help reduce your risk of developing general health issues throughout your body. Practicing good oral hygiene will allow you to conduct daily activities without the embarrassment of missing, chipped, cracked, or yellowed teeth, and without pain.
Maintaining Fresh Breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is caused when sulphur-producing bacteria live in your mouth, particularly on the surface of your tongue and in your throat. Various factors can cause bad breath, such as dry mouth, smoking, sinus infections, and dental infections. Treatment is based upon what the cause of halitosis is. Prevention, however, begins with good oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth regularly, flossing, and cleaning your tongue.
Our staff is trained in up-to-date dental procedures and technology so that we may provide patient-centered dental care in the Sydney. To schedule an appointment so that we may discuss your dental hygienic needs, book an appointment online, or call the Sydney Dentist Clinic at (02) 8279 2282.