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Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is the best prevention against tooth decay, gum disease

With a good oral hygiene routine, you are less likely to need dental surgery and can look forward to getting a clean bill of health from your dentist.

At Karratha Dental Care, we are dedicated to helping people of all ages improve their oral hygiene for the long term benefit of their oral health. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive dental hygiene plan for you and your family.

Why is oral hygiene important?

Regular teeth brushing, flossing and healthy eating and drinking are the best ways to prevent plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and gums. When these deposits are allowed to accumulate, they cause damage to the teeth and gums and can lead to even more serious health problems in the future.

By following good oral hygiene, you are also helping your teeth to remain strong and functional throughout your life and are less likely to need dental surgery such as extractions and fillings.

What dental problems are caused by poor oral hygiene?

Failure to take proper care of your teeth and gums can lead to a number of problems, including:

Tooth decay (caries) which damages the structure of teeth and can require a root canal, filling or crown. If the tooth is too severely damaged to repair, it may need to be extracted.

Gum disease (periodontal disease) when plaque enters the gums and can cause tooth loss and bad breath.

Tooth erosion that wears down the enamel surface of teeth and exposes the sensitive interior.

Making acne scars and other indentations less visible.

Good oral hygiene tips

By getting into good hygiene habits, oral care becomes a normal part of your daily routine. For the best results, you should:

Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste

Spend at least two minutes brushing all tooth surfaces as well as your tongue

Floss between your teeth at least once a day after brushing

Rinse your mouth after meals using a fluoride mouthwash

Avoid sugary and acidic food and drinks

You should also visit your dentist at least twice a year for a complete check-up and teeth cleaning.

Comprehensive oral care for all the family

Your family’s oral health is important to us. During your first consultation at our dental clinic in Karratha, our dentists will offer advice on any areas of oral hygiene that need to be improved, and we will work with you to develop a complete oral care plan to help you maintain good dental health.

Contact us to make an appointment today.

Clinic Hours

Mon. 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tue. 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wed. 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thu. 8:00am – 6:00pm
Fri. 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat. 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sun. 10:00am – 2:00pm
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