Dental Hygienist in Sydney CBD
A little bit of effort can go a long way in keeping your oral health in optimal condition. Beyond brushing, there are a whole host of things you can do to keep your teeth strong and healthy, your mouth free of bacteria and your breath smelling sweet.
TLC Dental's Hygiene Division offers an outstanding oral health services to guide you to the best. Our Oral Hygienist provides her top tips for a healthy fresh smile:
Brushing correctly: When you brush your teeth ensure you are rotating the brush head in round circular motion, aiming to clean along the gum margins also. Don't forget to brush your tongue as this will help in maintaining fresh breath and a clean mouth by removing bacteria.
Flossing correctly: This should be an essential part of your routine as it removes plaque from between the teeth. When you floss, make sure you slide the floss under the gum, as well as up and down against the tooth surface.
Diet: Everyone knows that sugar promotes cavities. What is less well known is that if your diet is low in certain nutrients, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, you may be more susceptible to mouth infections and this can contribute to periodontal (gum) disease, the main cause of tooth loss in adults.
Professional dental care: Even with careful brushing and flossing, tartar (mineralised plaque) can still build up on your teeth, particularly in hard to reach places. This is why regular tooth cleaning every six months by your Oral Hygienist is essential for keeping your teeth clean and your mouth healthy.
Saliva plays an important role in maintaining oral health. It is your first line of natural defense against tooth decay.
TLC Dental offers a scientifically formulated Salivary Test to measure the volume and pH of your saliva to accurately detect hydration levels, salivary consistency and the acidity of your saliva. It will indicate if you are at risk of developing tooth decay. Corrective measures can then be taken.