Did you know that brushing your teeth any less than twice daily could put you at risk of needing reconstructive dental procedures in the future?

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to an increase in levels of tooth decay and cavities among children and adults. This directly correlates to the need for fillings and often times more expensive treatments such as dental implants, crowns and bridges.

Why Preventative dentistry is important

Poor oral hygiene affects your health

Poor oral hygiene can lead to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and recurrent respiratory infections. Preventing the onset of oral disease has a direct relationship to avoiding serious health complications in the future. Inflammation within the gums and the toxins it releases can affect the gums and bone, which subsequently can be transmitted to other areas of the body. Dr Ironside can detect advanced dental issues before they occur and can give your teeth strength, integrity and functionality. At Ironside Advanced Dental we offer TMD, Sleep Dentistry and Sealants. Want to learn more about our preventative dentistry treatments? Click here!

Can Dental hygiene affect your health?

There is a strong link between dental diseases and overall health (see the research here). Ongoing oral disease could mean a deterioration in your general health. Dr Ironside recommends bi-annual oral hygiene appointments to minimise the need for reconstructive dental procedures and also health issues later in life.

Taking care of my teeth – What causes dental problems?

Consuming higher than recommended levels of alcohol, sugar, refined foods and smoking attributes to dental disease. We are eating more sugar than ever, meaning we are ending up with teeth that have more cavities or worse still, are decayed. Especially with children, sugar can lead to decay in their milk teeth making them prone to oral disease in their adult life.

Dental sealants for adults and children

Fissure sealants on teeth can reduce the need for replacement of missing teeth and restoration of natural teeth. Dental sealant is a thin, protective barrier that is applied to your teeth that can prevent dental problems. Dr Ironside is one of Australia’s leading prosthodontist, he is able to apply dental sealants which are usually useful for children but can also benefit adults. Find out more about Dental Sealants.

How to improve oral hygiene

Oral hygiene facts

Visiting your dentist at least twice a year and having professional cleans are vital in preventing tartar build-up and avoiding dental disease later in life. Brushing twice a day, flossing, reducing alcohol intake, quitting smoking and eating a well-balanced diet translates to not only healthy teeth but also healthy mind and body. Taking care of yourself means that your overall wellbeing benefits too so you can have healthy teeth and body for life.

What is preventative dental care?

Learning proper oral hygiene is the foundation of preventative dental care. Maintaining your teeth for a lifetime with limited intervention is extremely important. Preventative dental care reduces your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease and is a great step toward maintaining your natural teeth for life.

It’s never too late or too early to start a good oral hygiene routine at Ironside Advanced Dental!

Book in to talk with Dr Ironside at Ironside Advanced Dental today and start your journey to a healthier smile.

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