At Fraser Dental we see first-hand the impact of having good oral health. Healthy teeth and gums are a combination of maintaining good cleaning routines at home and having regular dental visits.
Unfortunately, we also see all-too-often the results of poor oral health. Not only does this cause tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, pain and discomfort, it can negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing. Poor oral health has been linked to an increased risk of strokes, heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions.
Signs Of Poor Oral Health
- Bleeding gums
- Pain and discomfort
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Teeth which feel loose
- Swollen and inflamed gums
We recommend seeing a Dental Hygienist or Oral Health Therapist every six months to keep your oral health on track.
Oral Hygiene At Home
Our dental professionals will tell you how to take care of your teeth and gums at home, including:
- The best type of toothbrush for you
- How to brush correctly
- How to floss correctly
- Changes you should watch out for
- Types of food and drink to be aware of which can contribute to discolouration or tooth decay
Good oral health routines at home will help to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy in-between your dental check ups. Not only will this help to protect your smile, it can also save you money. Many dental problems are preventable with good hygiene.