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Minimise Dental Treatment – Top Tips for Optimum Oral Health

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Our teeth and gums are critical when it comes to overall health, we need to chew down on our food in order to digest and with the average lifespan of 75 years, that’s a lot of chewing. Oral health is a critical aspect of overall health & well-being and in this short article, we offer a few top tips for optimum oral health.

  • Treat oral issues promptly – Crooked teeth, for example, can be treated with ClearCorrect technology; invisible aligners that exert pressure on specific locations and over time, the teeth can be straightened. An important aspect of dental health is teeth alignment and if issues are addressed promptly, correct alignment can be recovered. Regarding tooth decay, a pinhole will quickly become a cavity, so the sooner you make an appointment with a local dentist, the better. Here are some great articles on teeth and gums, https://www.beseenhub.com/, where you will find a lot of information to help you maintain overall health & well-being.
  • Correct brushing – This is the most important of all oral health strategies; brushing correctly means rotating the brush head in such a way that you reach those hard-to-reach places. Ideally, you should choose a medium-bristle brush with a small head that moves laterally; there are some cool animations on YouTube that show the correct brushing techniques. Using the right type of toothbrush is also important; your dentist likely has a range of quality toothbrushes for sale, along with toothpaste, floss and maybe even mouthwash too. You can check the online reviews for any brand of toothbrush before buying, which is a smart way to ensure you get the best product.
  • Flossing is a must – Flossing removes minute food particles that are between the teeth and with the correct technique, you can remove almost all of the trapped food residue. Make a point of flossing after every brush and it soon becomes second nature. Keep a pack in the car for use when dining out and keep a supply at the office, along with a spare toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste.
  • Antiseptic mouthwash – Good oral hygiene demands antiseptic mouthwash; swill vigorously for at least 5 minutes and that will remove 90% of bacterial residue. Carry a small bottle and use it after you consume snacks and drinks, then drink a glass of water to fully rinse the mouth. If the level of harmful bacteria is minimal, tooth decay cannot get a hold because it has nothing to feed on. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, with porcelain veneers that transform a smile.
  • Regular oral examinations – Don’t be one of those people who only see their dentist when they experience toothache; schedule an oral check-up every 6 months and any issues can be dealt with promptly. If you have a family, you can schedule check-ups on the same day and a child-friendly dental clinic has educational resources for kids, which makes it fun and a learning experience. The last thing you want is for your kids to have a negative attitude to dental visits and by choosing a child-friendly clinic, they will actually look forward to the check-ups.
  • Cosmetic dentistry can benefit your health – We tend to notice small imperfections in our appearance and if you have crooked teeth, today’s generation of clear aligners straighten the teeth and are hardly noticeable. Easily removed for eating, the aligner exerts pressure on precise points and you might require several alignment changes over the period of treatment. The added self-confidence from having an improved smile is always welcome; in some cases, porcelain veneers are the solution, while dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. If you are less than happy with the colour of your teeth, laser whitening treatment could be the solution. Discuss suitable shades with your dentist and he/she can make a recommendation; we don’t recommend over-the-counter home teeth whitening treatments (unless prescribed by a dentist). For best results, consult a cosmetic dentist who offers cutting-edge teeth whitening treatments. You might need numerous treatments to reach the desired shade of white.

 

It is important to find a dentist you feel comfortable with and aside from inspections and treatment, your dentist can offer the best advice when it comes to oral health. By adopting best practices, you can minimise the risk of tooth decay and other dental conditions, while maintaining a high level of oral hygiene.

 

 

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        
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