Oral Hygiene

Oral Health

Oral hygiene is to maintain a clean mouth by brushing and cleaning your teeth, between the teeth to keep your mouth clean and free of disease. Therefore, it is very important that oral hygiene is carried out on a regular basis.

To enable prevention of dental diseases, such as tooth decay and destructive gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis.

Prevention rather than treatment is the primary focus of the team at Marcoola Dental.  Our Dentist Dr Jeff works with you to ensure your oral health is of the highest standard.  Our thorough dental examinations allow early detection of problems and consequently less invasive treatment.

Oral hygiene consists of brushing twice a day, morning and night.  Our dentist recommends an electric toothbrush when brushing your teeth.  Brushing should take a full 2 minutes to do the whole mouth.  It’s also important to get a thorough clean by your dentist every six months or in extreme cases every three months to remove hard, stubborn tartar that forms under the gum line causing gum disease.

Interproximal cleaning (cleaning between the teeth) is just as important and often forgotten about. These are the areas where the toothbrush cannot reach.  After eating, plaque forms between the teeth where it can’t be seen.  The most common way of interproximal cleaning is flossing, our Dentist Dr Jeff, recommends using an electric AirFloss.  Air and water combine will disburse the build-up of plaque between the teeth.