Be sure to brush your teeth both morning and night. Floss at least once a day, it’s the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch the sugar you eat. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and rinse your mouth afterwards. At the heart of the Dickson Street Dental, we strongly encourage regular 6 monthly maintenance appointments to ensure we identify any problems early and to give your teeth a professional clean.
With good home oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist, modern materials can last for many years; some even decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations. By maintaining good oral health behaviours, including daily brushing and flossing, and visiting us every six months, you will find your investment in yourself and your teeth endure as it should.
Often, gums that bleed are a symptom of the onset of periodontal disease or gingivitis. When gums are inflamed, brushing can help to reduce the inflammation. More importantly, you should make an appointment as possible if your gums begin to bleed so that we can determine the best treatment course to pursue.
We’re happy to answer questions over the phone, and if we’re unable to resolve your issue immediately, we’ll schedule an appointment with a Dickson Street Dental dentist to discuss your needs in more detail.