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Oral Hygiene Tips

Oral Hygiene Tips

Here are Dr. Martina’s top oral hygiene tips.
Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can
lead to various dental and medical problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and even heart
disease. Here are the top five tips for improving your oral health:

1. Brush your teeth twice a day
Brushing your teeth twice a day is the foundation of good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Make sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the front, back, and chewing surfaces. Using a soft-
bristled toothbrush and gentle circular motions can help prevent damage to your gums.

2. Floss daily
Flossing is another essential part of oral hygiene that helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and under the gumline. Use about 18 inches of floss, and wrap it around your fingers, leaving about 2 inches of floss between them. Slide the floss gently between your teeth, curving it around each tooth and sliding it under the gumline. Use a fresh section of floss for each tooth to avoid transferring bacteria.

3. Don’t use mouthwash
Mouthwash can help kill bacteria that are good for your oral health and may be upsetting your oral microbiome.

4. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Sugary and acidic foods and drinks can damage your teeth and contribute to tooth decay and erosion. Limit your consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, such as soda, candy, and
citrus fruits. If you do consume them, rinse your mouth with water afterward or chew sugar-free gum to help neutralize the acids.

5. Visit the dentist regularly
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral health. Dr. Martina can detect and treat dental problems early before they become more serious. Make sure to visit our dental clinic, Martina Dental in Baulkham Hills, at least twice a year, or more often if you have
specific dental issues. Your dentist can also provide advice and guidance on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.
In conclusion, these top five tips can help you maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems. Brush and floss daily, avoid mouthwash, limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and visit the dentist regularly. These simple steps can go a long way in ensuring a healthy smile for years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to our state-of-the-art dental clinic in the Hills District of

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