Your dental hygiene is the practice of caring for your teeth and keeping them healthy through preventative dental care measures, such as brushing and flossing.
What is good dental hygiene
Good dental hygiene is when you mouth looks and smells healthy and clean. If you have clean teeth, pink gums that do not bleed or hurt when you brush your teeth, and fresh breath are all signs that you have good dental hygiene.
What can be done
If you feel your dental hygiene is not where it should or could be, our dentists are able to help you. Whether you may need advice on how you should be brushing your teeth or if you need a specific treatment, you can trust 3rd South Dental has the solution for you.
We provide a variety of options from routine checkups, cleanings, sealants and digital x-rays to ensure your preventative care is well covered. Through your regular checkups, our dentists will be able to inform you if there are any areas of the mouth you should be paying special attention to, to avoid future illness or discomfort.
It is true what they say, prevention is better than a cure, and a healthy mouth can also lead to a healthy body. This is why we strive to keep our patients informed of the risks involved in neglecting their dental health and avoid ailments such as gum disease from ever occurring.
Dental hygiene does start at home, with daily brushing and flossing, as well as a balanced diet, but you may not realise you have a problem until it is too late. This is why it is important to stay on top of your dental hygiene through regular dentist visits.
If you are experiencing constant bad breath or if your gums tend to bleed after brushing or flossing, you should contact 3rd South Dental.