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Preventing The Beginning Or Progression Of Oral Disease

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 13:21
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Everyone has gone through their life being told how important it is to take good care of your teeth, and how an optimum level of oral hygiene can lead to a better life. Now all this is true but as young children or adolescents most of them just disregard the advice that they have been given and take poor care of their teeth anyway.

But when they get older they realise that they should have taken notice as they can lead to expensive and painful dental treatments. This is where preventative dentistry can help.

Taking optimum care of your teeth can be a tough task even for the perfectionists amongst us. Your dentist recognises this and is here to help you set out a good oral health plan to keep on top of your oral care. Being able to stick to the saying that prevention is easier than the cure can sometimes be harder said than done within dental problems, and this is when your dentist can give you that push or guidance towards what you need.

In the event that problems do occur, which let’s be honest, sometimes cannot be avoided for example accidents, your dentist can help fix whatever has gone wrong.

There are a few things you should stick to within your oral healthcare these are brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing once daily, avoiding tobacco products, avoiding excessive alcohol and changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months or after an illness.

If all of these rules or guidelines are adhered to then your oral healthcare along with regular checkups with your dentist should be as good as it can be.

Dr Aggie Sun is a dentist in Pyrmont, NSW providing preventive dentistry. For more information please visit

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