Any dental hygienist or dentist in Perth will tell you what you already know: it pays to get regular dental care. But we would like to tell you why you need regular dental care and what it can do for you.
Self-Care: the Foundation for Dental Care
The first step to effective dental care is to take care of your own teeth on a daily basis. Obviously, you are going to brush in the morning and evening. Preferably, you will brush after meals. You also need to floss on a daily basis. Brushing and flossing daily can rid your mouth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
Brushing and flossing is great, but you can do one thing that can make them even more effective: eat as little sugar as possible.
Seeing the Dentist
We recommend seeing a dentist twice a year. The dental hygienist can give your teeth a professional cleaning and the dentist can give you a checkup to make sure you don’t have any new cavities. The dentist can also check your bite and the structure of your teeth to make sure there are no changes.
Benefits of Regular Dental Care
The most important reason to get regular dental care is to keep your mouth healthy. Good dental health is a predictor for good overall health. On the other hand, many diseases and conditions that happen later in life, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, are being connected to poor dental health.
Another benefit: you save money. It costs a lot less to keep your teeth healthy than it does to have numerous root canals, dental surgery and dental implants. When you neglect your teeth, a small problem can escalate into a large problem.
Most importantly, many oral cancers have been linked to a lack of dental care. This is easily prevented.
Call 1300 Great Smile Today
For the best dental care in Perth, call the best dentist in Perth at 1300 Great Smile. That’s(08) 9404 9500