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Importance of Dental Hygiene 

Plaque containing bacteria is always building up on teeth and along the gum line. This plaque must be removed or it can harden into tartar and can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. It is important to brush and floss teeth daily to remove the plaque and bacteria that builds up inside the mouth. However, a big factor in maintaining proper oral health is also regularly visiting the dentist for professional dental hygiene visits.

Dental Hygiene Visits 

When you come to the dentist for a dental hygiene visit, our dentist will clean, polish and examine your teeth. They will also go over any suggestions for improving dental hygiene routines at home. The dentist will also evaluate your teeth and gums, review any x-rays taken, conduct an oral cancer screening, and will make any recommendations for additional treatments that may be necessary. These dental hygiene visits are an important part of your dental health and can go a long way towards preventing the need for additional dental work in the future, such as procedures required to fill cavities, handle tooth loss, or correct gum problems.


    • Maintain a good standard of oral hygiene. Brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day to remove plaque – once in the morning and once before you go to bed
    • Thorough brushing with either a manual or electric toothbrush should take around 2 minutes
    • Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months
    • Floss daily between your teeth to remove plaque
    • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
    • Avoid too many sweet foods and sugary drinks
    • Avoid drinking too much coffee or alcohol
    • Have your regular 6 monthly check up and clean
    • Antibacterial mouthwashes may also help fight plaque and bacteria.
    • If you smoke try to cut down or quit.