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Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday 8am -5pm
Tuesday 8am-7pm
Wednesday 8am-7pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am-12 Noon
Sunday Closed

Our Location

Our Location

19 Robe St Port Adelaide, SA 5015 Australia

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Oral Hygiene

Everything you need to know about oral hygiene

At The Port Dental Care, we firmly believe that good dental care begins at home. Our dentists recommend the best oral hygiene practices to patients of all ages, helping patients avoid unnecessary dental treatments.

Common oral hygiene problems

Poor oral hygiene is the cause of a large percentage of dental health issues. Of these issues, the most prominent are tooth decay and gum disease, which can both lead to tooth loss and cause severe pain. Oral hygiene is a day-to-day concern that involves looking after the teeth and gums, watching what you eat, and avoiding activities that could put your oral health at risk.

There is also evidence linking poor oral hygiene to other health conditions, like cardiovascular disease - good oral health care is vital for overall health and wellbeing.

Good oral hygiene

Your dentist will advise you on specific actions to take relating to your hygiene situation. The basics of good oral hygiene include:
• Brushing your teeth at least twice daily
• Flossing between teeth and in other hard-to-reach areas
• Limiting sugary and acidic foods and drinks in your diet
• Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
• Using mouthwash
• Attending regular check-ups with your dentist

Children's oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is an issue for children as well as adults. Many professionals recommend that children have their first dental visit before they reach their first birthday, to make sure their teeth are developing properly and to catch any problems at the earliest stage.

At Port Dental Care, we can teach parents the proper way to clean their children's teeth and advise them on the right foods and drinks for good oral hygiene, helping you ensure that your little ones get the best health start in life.

Speak to our dentists in Port Adelaide

Contact The Port Dental Care on (08) 8447 1566 to speak to our skilled dentists about all matters relating to oral hygiene, or to schedule your next dental check-up.