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Preventive Maintenance for a Beautiful Smile — At IM Dental, we use the latest technology in our checkup and clean services to deliver efficient, effective care.

When combined with our compassionate, patient-driven approach to treatment, you can enjoy a comfortable, convenient experience designed to keep your smile looking great at cost-effective prices.

Oral health basics – Four simple tips

1. Brush twice a day, using fluoride toothpaste

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with small head and flexible neck.
  • Clean teeth systematically, holding toothbrush at gumline at a 45 degree angle.
  • Don’t press too hard – too much pressure can damage gums and tooth enamel.
  • Choose a toothpaste with fluoride and replace your toothbrush every three months.

2. Eat healthy and have less sugary drinks and food

  • Limit your sugar intake as its the single-biggest cause of tooth decay.
  • Fluoridated tap water is best.
  • Read ingredients label on food products as many have hidden sugars.
  • Choose teeth friendly foods such as cheese, nuts and vegetables.
  • Avoid snacking and grazing.

3. Use floss at least once a day

  • Make flossing part of your oral hygiene regime.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Ask your dentist to demonstrate the correct flossing technique.
  • Ask your dentist if interdental aids will complement your flossing.
  • Your children should floss too, start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch.

4. Have regular dental check-ups

  • Make sure you visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year!

Australian Dental AssociationFor more information on oral health and looking after your teeth, visit www.ada.org.au
Referenced from Australian Dental Association
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