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How to Enhance your Overall Oral Hygiene with Preventative Dentistry

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Preventative Dentistry is the practice of keeping not only your teeth healthier, but also your entire mouth. This is to mean that caring for your teeth, which is known as preventive dentistry, is very important if you want to keep a healthy mouth.

Oral hygiene will give you a better and enjoyable life; a life that is free of cavities and fewer visits to the dentist. Your oral health will determine how well you react and interact with other people. Believe it or not, your teeth will say a lot about you. Whether it is bad breath, missing teeth, decayed teeth, broken teeth or any other dental issue, do not hesitate to consult a professional dentist.

As much as brushing daily and avoiding sugary foods is recommended for healthy teeth, sometimes we might need more than just that. In order to avoid serious dental problems, a regular visit to the dentist is advised. It is only a professional dentist who will be able to detect a problem before it becomes serious. Basically, the idea of your dentist detecting any problems early enough, this is known as preventive dentistry.

Dr. Siew is knowledgeable and skilled and will offer the following professional services and sound advice to ensure that you maintain your strong and healthy teeth.

Preventive Dentistry Tips

Caring for your teeth is not as complicated as most people think. In fact there are several simple things that you can do to ensure that you maintain a healthy mouth and keep your teeth free from decay. In our everyday life, the following practices are very important when it comes to dental health and oral hygiene.

  • Brushing your teeth daily

Dentists from across the world recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day every day, right? Make it a habit to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste first thing after you wake up and last thing before going to bed. It is also advisable that you brush your teeth after eating sugary foods. This is because, other than normal bacteria in the mouth, sugar is one of the leading causes of dental cavities and tooth decay.

  • Paying attention to your teeth

It is important that we pay attention to our teeth. By so doing, you will be able to notice any problems and seek professional help before the problem worsens. In this day and age, modern dentists will use laser technology to see if there is any decay in your teeth. In addition to this, your dentist might also perform dental screening for any possibilities of oral cancer. Therefore, be aware of what is happening in your mouth and seek help as soon as you sense a problem.

  • Lastly, eating a healthier diet

Believe it or not, your dental health will be affected by what you eat. Keep your sugar intake in check and ensure that you eat healthy food for strong and disease free teeth.

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