Oral Hygiene Tips
Ensure fresh breath, healthy gums and clean teeth with our helpful oral hygiene tips.
How to Floss
Tooth Brushing Technique
Understanding Gum Disease
In most cases, your dental hygienist will examine your mouth to assess the overall health of your teeth and gums, liaise with your dentist where necessary and then complete a professional clean and polish. Regular preventive care visits are a cost effective way of maintaining good oral health as they reduce the need for complex dental treatment. It is important to remember the absence of dental pain is not always an accurate indicator of good dental health, even gum disease left untreated can lead to tooth loss.
According to substantial international studies, periodontal disease is linked to an increased risk of developing more serious health complications. These include: Type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, digestive disorders and heart disease. For pregnant mothers with gum disease, the risks of premature delivery and low birth weight are also heightened.
Rachel and the team here at Macquarie Dental have a strong focus and are committed to the health and longevity of your teeth!