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Oral Hygiene

Practice Proper Oral Care For A Healthy Smile

Maintaining a healthy and happy smile means practicing good oral hygiene at home. Taking care of your teeth and gums helps fight against a range of dental ailments and diseases such as gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth erosion.

Your oral health is a window into the status of your overall health, as research has shown that tooth and gum disease can increase your risk of certain types of cancers, heart disease, and a range of other illnesses.  Many diseases and illnesses also show their first signs through the mouth area.  Your dentist is trained to check for a range of warning signs that go beyond your teeth and gums. 

The daily care and preventative measures recommended by dental experts is easy to follow and effective. Having the right tools and using the proper techniques ensures good overall oral health, and regular check-ups with your dentist can detect and fix any trouble areas before they become serious problems.

Regular Cleaning Appointments

A regular 6-month visit to your dentist is one of the important steps you can take to maintain good oral health.  A check-up and cleaning appointment will remove plaque and tartar, and do a deeper brush and floss than you can at home using specialised tools. A teeth cleaning is often combined with a dental check-up and x-rays.

A dental clean is generally painless, and at most may cause some minor discomfort. Our friendly staff takes the time to explain the cleaning process with you in detail and answer all of your questions.

Oral Hygiene Tips

Good oral hygiene at home means taking care of your teeth and gums in between your dental check-ups.  Here are some tips to keep your mouth happy and healthy.  

Brushing

Frequent brushing is one of the main components of good oral health.  Brush at least 2 times a day, for 2 minutes each time.  Make sure you brush all areas of your mouth including the very back, hard to reach teeth.  Brush your teeth in a circular motion making sure to include the space where the tooth meets the gums.

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head which cleans those hard to reach places and is gentle on the gums. Only a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste is needed. Change your brush every 3-4 months or when the bristles are worn or frayed.

Flossing

Flossing regularly is an important step in removing food particles from your mouth before you go to bed.  Brushing alone will not dislodge all food particles leaving bits of food between your teeth. It is recommended to floss everyday, preferably before bedtime. Gently glide the floss in a back and forth motion between each tooth, remembering to clean beneath the gumline.

Avoid Sugary Food & Drink

Reducing the risk of cavities starts by limiting the amount of sugary foods and drinks consumed. Research has shown that sugar lingers on the teeth and gums, which feed the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Instead of sugary snacks, try eating tooth-friendly fruits, vegetables, and whole foods.  These foods are better for the teeth and support your overall dental health.  Drinking plenty of water is also important.

Other care tips include not opening containers with your teeth, not smoking, and not chewing on pens or other materials.

If you are experiencing any swelling, bleeding, or tooth pain, you should make an appointment with your dentist immediately.

Brushing and flossing should be a part of your daily routine.  If you have children, it is important for them to know the correct technique for brushing and flossing as this promotes good oral hygiene at a young age. 

Schedule regular 6-monthly dental check-ups and don’t hesitate to ask your dentist for any care tips for you or your children.

A King Street Dental, we strive to give you the best dental experience possible. At your check-up you will receive information and a dental care pack with all the tools you need to maintain your healthy smile.

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Where To Find King Street Dental

King Street Dental is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.