It’s best to think of your mouth as the doorway to the rest of your body, when you watch what you eat and drink and practice good oral hygiene, you help to maintain both your oral health and overall health. When you stick to an oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting the dentist on a regular basis, you can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease from developing.
At EVP Dental, our dedicated hygiene department provides comprehensive scale and cleans along with oral health care tips to clean your teeth and gums at home. To book a professional clean for yourself or your child, call our team today on 08 9470 3944 or book online.
To help maintain your teeth and gums, we recommend getting your teeth professionally cleaned every six to nine months or more frequently for those with ongoing treatment needs. Having your teeth professionally and regularly cleaned by a hygienist will help remove plaque and keep your oral health in check.
When we consume food, debris tends to get stuck between teeth and under the gums and no matter how carefully we brush or floss, it’s impossible to reach all those areas. If food debris is left to build up, a sticky yellow film of bacteria-causing plaque develops, and when left untreated, and eventually the acids in plaque can cause teeth to erode, leading to cavities gum disease.
One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis. This is caused by an infection affecting the gum tissues. With regular check-ups and professional cleans, gingivitis can be reversed when caught early, however if left untreated it can develop into a secondary form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This advanced gum disease causes permanent damage to the tissues and jaw bone and can lead to abscesses and eventually tooth loss. Periodontal treatment helps repair teeth and gums damaged by this type of gum disease.
When you visit EVP Dental for a regular check-up and clean, you’ll meet with one of our friendly dentists for a thorough examination to assess the condition of your teeth, gums, cheeks, lips, neck and jaws to check for any oral health issues.Then you’ll be introduced to your hygienist for a professional scale and clean.
During your scale and clean, your hygienist gently cleans around the gum line, loosening and flushing away plaque. After the hygienist has removed any plaque and your mouth has been rinsed, they apply a gritty toothpaste-like polish for a smooth and shiny finish. Finally, your hygienist applies a fluoride treatment to protect tooth enamel and reduce your risk of tooth decay.
Our dental equipment is designed to carefully clean your teeth without causing any pain. If you commonly experience tooth sensitivity, let your hygienist know so they can apply a topical numbing gel to help prevent any discomfort.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day, for the best protection against tooth decay and gum disease. Using a dental floss or interdental brush once a day, also helps to remove plaque between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Some other ways to practice good oral hygiene at home include:
Brushing twice a day is a good start, but it’s in the technique that will help keep teeth and gums at their best.
To find out more about a professional clean in Perth or to book your initial check-up, call our team today on 08 9470 3944 or book online. We're happy to answer all of your questions so you can make the best decision about your oral health and your smile.
Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Take care to brush all teeth equally on all three surfaces (front, back and the chewing surface) and along the gum line. A timer or toothbrushing app could help you to time your brushing.
It's recommended that you wait for at least 30 minutes to an hour after eating, before brushing your teeth. This is to avoid rubbing plaque acid deeper into tooth enamel.
Flossing is recommended once a day, preferably right before you brush your teeth in the morning or evening. If you have gum disease or you're trying to improve your oral health, your dentist may recommend flossing or brushing more often.
Studies have found that electric toothbrushes have a slight edge in cleaning over manual toothbrushes, as some people find them more comfortable and easier to use, but this depends on the individual. If you're taking good care of your teeth with manual brushing, there's no need to make a change. Some parents may find that using an electric toothbrush can motivate children to brush for the full two minutes.
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