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Taking care of your teeth is important to your health, and not just your oral health but your overall general health as well.

Keep your teeth strong, your smile bright, and stay healthy with these dental care tips!

What are some of the lesser-known things to do and avoid for healthy teeth and gums?

DOS

Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily

Practice good oral hygiene.

Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque.

Consider rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash

Mouthwash freshens breath, reduces plaque and gingivitis, whitens teeth, and soothes dry mouth.

And with its antimicrobial benefits and additional fluoride, you’ll wonder why you didn’t add it to your routine sooner!

Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after recovering from an illness

Along with cleaning your toothbrush, you should also be changing it out on a regular basis.

The best practice is to get a new toothbrush every three to four months (or sooner, if the bristles start to fray).

You should also change your toothbrush if you get sick to ensure that harmful bacteria are not reintroduced through your mouth.

DON’TS

Consume too much sugary and acidic foods and beverages

Sugar converts into acids, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also erode tooth enamel.

Use sharp and pointed objects in removing food stuck between your teeth

Do not use sharp, pointed objects like toothpicks to remove stuck food particles since they may injure the tooth enamel or damage the gum even if they happen to perform the duty successfully.

Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products

Smokers are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop gum disease, which can attack roots and cause teeth to fall out.

Even smokeless tobacco products can irritate the gum tissue, causing gums around teeth to loosen, making it easier for tooth decay to develop.

Join the Ria Dental Family!

Practising good dental care helps keep teeth and gums healthy.

See your Yeronga dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Not only can your dentist remove calculus and find cavities, but they will also be able to detect potential issues and offer treatment solutions.

At Ria Family Dental, we provide comprehensive care addressing both your short and long-term dental care needs.

We promise to provide an honest, judgment-free environment in which we practice convenient, comfortable, and conservative care designed to maximise your smile and oral health!

We are located at 1/451B Fairfield Rd, with Yeronga station and bus stops nearby, as well as convenient storefront parking.

For the convenience of our patients, we offer early evening hours on most weeknights.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Yeronga

For URGENT dental emergencies, do not hesitate to contact us on (07) 3892 1331 to book your appointment beforehand.

We are located at 1/451B Fairfield Rd in Yeronga.

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