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.
At The Port Dental Care,
we firmly believe that good
dental care begins at home.
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.