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Oral Hygiene – Bad Breath and Bleeding Gums

Let’s admit it, most of us experience a gum problem at some point in our lives, especially if you do not visit a dentist regularly for a scale and clean. The first sign is often bleeding gums or bad breath. If we choose to ignore these symptoms, it might lead to serious oral complications in the order of:

  • Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Bacterial build up
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss

Maintaining good dental hygiene is crucial. A regular regime means that we don’t only pay attention to our oral needs, but for our overall health as well. Being able to eat, talk and smile is often taken for granted with teeth being taken for granted until they are lost. That is why, paying a visit to your dentist is important.

These are some of the benefits of having a regular visit to your dentist:

  • Strong and healthy gums
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Reduce chances of having complications from dental disease
  • Prevent the need for costly treatment

At About Smiles we have Dental Hygienists and Periodontists to treat gum disease and help you improve your oral hygiene techniques so that you get to keep your teeth for life!

Brushing Techniques include teaching you how to rotate the brush head in round circular motions and to clean along the gum margins. Brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

Flossing Techniques involve teaching how to incorporate this into your oral routine as it removes plaque from between the teeth by sliding the floss under the gum, as well as up and down against the tooth surface.

To discuss how we can help you improve your oral hygiene or your family’s oral health, of for more information on any of our cosmetic or restorative dental treatments, contact our centres in Chatswood or Zetland for an appointment now.