How many times have you said that you were too busy with work, kids, after school activities and other commitments to come in for a dental appointment or to perfect your oral health routine at home? All of us have been in this situation before! Here we will show that caring after your dental health is not as hard as you may think:
Make sure you brush for 2 minutes morning and evening with a small, soft toothbrush. Face the bristles towards the gum and move brush gently in circular motion. Too much pressure or scrubbing may cause gums to recede and teeth to wear and become sensitive. Change the brush over every 3-4 month, especially if bristles are starting to wear. Electric brushes are a great help, as they time your brushing and let you know if you’re pressing too hard. Read below for your chance to will Oral-B electric toothbrush this month!
If you are not flossing you are missing almost half the surface area of your teeth where toothbrush doesn’t reach! Flossing removes plaque between the teeth, helping to prevent gum disease, decay and bad breath. Floss at least once a day, whenever you have more time – in the evening before bed or after breakfast. Kids should also start to floss as soon as they have 2 teeth in contact. You may find floss threaders, picks, interdental brushes or water irrigators useful if you struggle with conventional floss
DIET AND NUTRITION
Everything you eat or drink affects the health of your teeth and gums, especially high-sugar products. These are taken up by oral bacteria, which in turn produces acid that can attack the enamel of your teeth, leading to tooth decay.
– Drink lots of water – best source of hydration and cheap. Tap water contains Fluoride, which protects teeth from decay
– Limit snacking between meals to help your teeth recover from food’s acid attacks
– Limit sugary snacks to mealtimes, when acid is already raised, rather than as snacks
– Watch what you eat – sugars are often hidden in crackers, cereals, health bars, chips and dried fruit
– Chew sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating to neutralise decay-causing acid attack on teeth
REGULAR DENTAL CHECKUPS
It is recommended to have a dental checkup and a clean every 6 months. We will check:
– Teeth for possible decay, cracks that can lead to broken teeth, old leaking or chipped fillings.
– Gums, which may prevent severe gum disease and tooth loss
– Possible oral lesions, ulcers, sores and cancerous growths
– Sore jaw, tensions, headaches, muscle spasms and TMJ (jaw joints and its muscles)
Teeth and gums are cleaned to remove any plaque, staining and tartar (calculus) which leads to gum disease and bad breath.
Every 2 years it is recommended to have x-rays, as they often pick up cavities that are otherwise unseen in the mouth.
Most of us service our car regularly and have regular hairdressing appointments – we should be able to find 2 30-minutes slots in our busy yearly schedules for a dental visit too! After all, dental health is linked to our overall well-being
ALL DENTISTS ON BOARD!
We would like to welcome back Dr. Yi Rang Jung, who has now returned from her maternity leave to rejoin Dr. Sunny Le and Dr. Lana Margoulis at EDG.
Our doors are always open for new patients! Refer us a friend and both of you will receive 15% discount off your next appointment
Like us and share our Facebook page to go into the draw to win an ORAL B PRO 3000 Electric Toothbrush.
Would you like to win Pearl the Tooth Mousse Cow and a gift pack? Pick up a colour-in sheet from the clinic and start colouring! All entries will be displayed in our reception.
Winners to be drawn on 31st August
Zoom in-chair whitening Special Offer $50 Cash back from Philips
Offer valid until 31December 2017, ask us for more details