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Oral Hygiene Tips and Techniques in Sydney CBD

couple brushing teeth togetherMaintaining oral hygiene is not just about keeping your teeth sparkly clean; it’s crucial for overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease and diabetes. That’s why adopting a thorough oral care routine is vital for preserving your dental health and overall wellbeing.

Tips for Keeping Your Smile Healthy

  • Brush Effectively: Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste helps remove food particles and plaque from your teeth and gums.
  • Floss Regularly: Flossing daily or using interdental cleaners like dental picks is essential to clean the areas your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Use the Right Tools: If you find it challenging to clean those hard-to-reach areas, consider using a smaller-headed toothbrush or, for a more thorough clean, opt for an electric toothbrush.
  • Regular Checkups: Visit an oral health professional every six months for routine checkups and cleaning to maintain optimal oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an oral health therapist at CDC Dental do?

Our OHTs assess, diagnose and treat various oral health conditions. They perform essential preventative and restorative work, especially for children, and are skilled in managing gum disease and dental caries.

What should I expect during a first visit with an OHT?

During your initial visit, the therapist will conduct a thorough examination, including a gum chart, checking restorations, taking radiographs and discussing your dietary habits, oral hygiene routine, medical history and lifestyle factors. This comprehensive assessment helps tailor personal oral health advice and treatment plans.

How can lifestyle affect my oral health?

Lifestyle factors like diet, stress and general health significantly impact oral health. An OHT can provide guidance on improving aspects of your oral health based on your lifestyle.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Gum disease can often be a silent ailment with subtle signs. Early indicators include bleeding or sensitive gums. Advanced symptoms may involve sore gums and loose teeth. Regular checkups are vital as gum disease needs professional diagnosis through specific checks.

What should I know about oral cancer screenings?

During checkups, we’ll look for any unusual lumps, bumps or ulcers that do not heal within two weeks. Early detection of such symptoms is crucial for timely intervention.

Why should I have a dental checkup before teeth whitening?

Before undergoing teeth whitening, it is important to ensure your teeth are healthy. Whitening treatments can be painful and less effective if there are underlying issues like cavities or gum disease. A thorough check up will confirm that your teeth are suitable for whitening procedures.

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