Safeguard your oral health with these Dental Hygiene tips

Maintaining a healthy smile doesn’t come without effort. At Smile in Style, we remind our patients that good oral health results from two things: what you do at home and what we do in our dental office. Dr. Terry Rose, has compiled several dental hygiene practices to keep your oral health in great shape for years to come. 

Dental Hygiene Tips in Sunbury Area

Brush and floss daily

If you want to maintain a healthy smile, you must brush at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night. Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle toothpaste to avoid damage and tooth sensitivity. You should also floss daily to eliminate debris that has accumulated throughout the day.

Kick the tobacco habit

Tobacco use generates numerous negative effects on your oral health. Smoking discolours your teeth and inhibits the production of saliva — when saliva flow is reduced, it can result in oral health issues such as cavities and infections. Tobacco use can also lead to gum disease, bone loss and put you at an increased risk of oral cancer.

Watch your sugar

Sugar tastes amazing but isn’t so great for your dental health. Harmful bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, releasing acidic substances that erode your enamel, causing tooth decay. While you can’t eliminate sugar entirely from your diet, reducing intake will reap benefits for your oral health.

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Schedule 6 monthly dental appointments

Practising at-home oral care is great, but you also need the help of your hygienist and dentist at least twice a year to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It is recommended to see your dentist for a check up to examine your teeth to identify any early signs of tooth decay.  Your hygienist will  remove any build up of tatar that bacteria adhere to and check your gums for pocketing and gum disease. During these appointments, if we find any areas of concern, we will recommend appropriate treatments to restore your oral health.

Take control of your oral health

Let us partner with you to stay on top of your oral health.  Reach out to Smile in Style at 03 8001 6021 in our Sunbury rooms for all your dental appointments. Our Moonee Ponds rooms can be reached at 03 8400 4104.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.