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Preventative Care for Tip-Top Teeth

Family brushing teeth, preventative dentistry in Chatswood
While fashion trends come and go through the years a healthy, beautiful smile is always in style. Keeping your pearly whites at their peak begins with preventative care. Just as taking your car in at regular maintenance intervals can keep it performing well, visiting the dentist every six months for regular checkups can help ensure that your mouth stays healthy.

What to Expect at Your Checkup

Our friendly and caring team members will make you feel right at home at every appointment. They love getting to know our patients and always will ensure that you feel completely comfortable every time you visit us.

Here’s what you can expect during your six-month checkup appointment:

  • A comprehensive examination and evaluation of your teeth and well as your gums, tongue and cheeks
  • X-rays, if necessary
  • Oral hygiene recommendations
  • A customized oral health care plan
  • A scale and polish, as well as a fluoride treatment

Healthy Home Oral Hygiene Habits

In addition to visiting us for checkups twice a year, it’s vital to practice scrupulous oral hygiene habits at home. Doing so can keep plaque buildup at bay and prevent decay and gum disease. We recommend the following:

Brush twice a day–Remove cavity-causing plaque by brushing for two minutes per session. Brush gently but thoroughly using a soft-bristled toothbrush for optimal comfort. Remember to not only brush your teeth but along the gum lines too.

Floss daily–As brushing alone can’t reach those hard-to-reach spots between teeth, it’s essential to floss. Choose from traditional dental floss, a water flosser or a floss pick.

Remember to brush your tongue–Have bad breath? One of the best ways to keep your breath fresh is by brushing your tongue. That’s because your tongue harbors bacteria that cause bad breath.

Has it been a while since your last checkup? We never judge; we always want to help. Contact us today to book a convenient appointment!

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