At Rozelle Dental we believe that prevention is better than cure.
Your oral hygiene is the cornerstone of preventing most dental problems, our dentists will educate you on correct techniques of brushing and flossing. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily. This regular removal of plaque (food and bacteria) from the tooth surfaces will help reduce the risk of cavities and help prevent gum disease.
Even though you brush and floss, you can still develop decay. Smoking, dietary factors such as frequent snacking and even some medical conditions can make you more prone to developing decay.
We recommend you visit your dentist every six months for an examination and cleaning to prevent small cavities becoming larger more costly problems. Your dentist will identify and treat concerns that may be unnoticed by you, as it is not uncommon for a medium and even large cavity to be virtually symptom-free.
How is a professional clean by a dentist different from you brushing at home?
A dentist removes tartar, plaque, bacteria and staining from your teeth.
Tartar is mineralised or solidified plaque that brushing alone will NOT remove. If not removed regularly by a dentist, tartar can irritate the adjacent gums like a foreign body and can lead to more serious gum problems like periodontal or gum disease.
At Rozelle Dental, we are committed to helping you improve your oral health and maintain a healthier, beautiful smile.
To find out more about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, or to make an appointment contact our friendly team today.