Oral Health: Brush Up On Dental Care Basics

An average Australian lives at least 75 years. Now considering that fact, if we reverse calculate the precautions to be taken for oral health, it goes something like this – the final milk teeth fall at the age of 12, which would have begun from the age of 6 and after that, permanent teeth grow which accompany you till your last breath. So taking care of these precious white pearls is very important.


If you wonder what oral health is, then let us tell you that it begins from day one. At Rouse Hill Smiles Dental Care, we are well equipped to provide you with the highest level of care to preserve and maintain your oral health. To plan and perform dental checkups and procedures with precision, we utilize state-of-the-art knowledge and technology.


The knowledge and experience we have gained in our dental career is very vast and focused. So, through this article, we would like to brush up on your dental care basics since we know the consequences of not following oral hygiene.


Read on.


Dental Care Basics:


  • Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Clean your tongue, which harbors bacteria, with a toothbrush or tongue scraper.
  • Two minutes of brushing and twice a day are essential.
  • Your tongue harbors maximum bacteria, so cleaning it with a tongue cleaner or a toothbrush is necessary.
  • Usage of a soft-bristled brush is recommended along with fluoride toothpaste for better results.
  • Compared to manual toothbrushes, an electric toothbrush or a battery-operated toothbrush reduces the tartar or plaque.
  • Brushing should be done gently and in short circular back and forth motions.
  • Avoid using stiff bristles as they tend to bruise the gums.
  • After use, toothbrush bristles must be air-dried, so leaving it in an upright position is recommended.
  • It is advised to replace your brush at least every three months.
  • It would help if you flossed your teeth at least once a day as the food particles stuck between the teeth or gums is accessible only with floss. If the stuck food particles are left as it is, they cause infection which leads to cavities. This shows how important flossing your teeth is.
  • Water irrigator can also be used once in a while to remove the stuck food.

When to see the dentist?


Regular dental cleanings and exams are very important irrespective of maintaining good oral hygiene to be safer. You will have to visit the dentist if you face the following conditions.

  • Gums are swollen, tender, and red
  • Gums start bleeding on flossing or brushing
  • If gums start receding from the teeth loosening their tightness
  • When permanent teeth become loose
  • You experience unusual sensitivity in your teeth
  • If you start getting an unusual taste in your teeth or experience a foul odour
  • If your chewing becomes painful

Read: Why Dental Cleaning is Essential for Oral Hygiene?


Rouse Hill Smiles Dental Care is available all year round to treat you with any kind of dental discomfort. You can contact us to book an appointment for dental care. Always remember that early detection of any problems helps in perfect treatment and saves you from procedures. So get in touch with our dentist to ensure a lifetime of excellent oral health.