Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important

Oral hygiene is a vital part of getting the perfect smile. Having poor oral hygiene can cause tooth decay, plaque build up and weaken your tooth enamel. Luckily there are simple ways of taking care of your teeth!

Oral hygiene tips

  • Brush and floss after every meal
  • See a dentist twice a year for check-ups
  • Chew sugar free gum

Teaching your children about oral hygiene

Your children’s oral hygiene is an important health consideration because taking care of your teeth from a young age will help determine their long term dental health. Teach them good oral hygiene habits and techniques and check up on them.

It is advisable not to let your children eat too much sugary candy between meals and to make sure that you get them to a dentist regularly (especially when milk teeth are replaced).

Oral hygiene for adults

Having good oral hygiene habits are also essential for adults. Besides improving your appearance and steering clear of gum diseases, you will also be able to overcome bad breath if you practice good oral hygiene).

If you have bridges or dentures, remember that they must be kept clean and ask your dentist to adjust them to maintain a proper fit.

Oral hygiene in Johannesburg

Dr Cerny is a dentist in Fourways, Johannesburg, that specialises in a range of dental procedures. Oral hygiene education, instruction, scaling and polishing are part of all the dental procedures. Find out more about our dental clinic in Johannesburg.

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