The importance of regular dental visits

While most of us know that we are meant to go to the dentist every six months, many of us tend to try to avoid it, or put it off. This may be because we are too busy, or we don’t feel like we need to go, or even that we are scared to go, but in truth we may well be causing ourselves damage.

In this short video, Dr. Tiffany Peterson talks through some of the reasons why visiting the dentist regularly is so important. In general, she says that in her experience people do not floss enough and do not go to the dentist frequently enough, and that this can lead to a wide range of problems.

One of the reasons that she hears from people about not going to the dentist is that nothing is hurting. However, she suggests that by the time something is hurting, it is often too late to do anything about it, other than fairly drastic measures such as a root canal or pulling teeth out. More serious conditions can also occur as a result of not taking care of your teeth, including an increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, and a higher chance of having a baby prematurely.

A regular professional dental clean and check-up can help keep your teeth in good condition, prevent the development of more serious problems, and can help to spot potential dangers before they have a chance to develop. One of the most important of these conditions is oral cancer, and simply visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up dramatically increases the chance of this dangerous condition being caught early.

Dental care in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a dentist in the Melbourne CBD, look no further than Melbourne Central Dental. MC Dental provides dental services in Melbourne, offering treatments including dental implant fitting, teeth whitening and sleep dentistry. Book yourself in for a clean and a check-up, or for any other dental procedure, by calling 03 8608 8968.

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Teeth whitening procedures are among the most common reasons people visit cosmetic dentists, with the objective of restoring the natural whiteness of the teeth and boosting self-confidence, along with other long-lasting benefits.

Benefits of teeth whitening

A white smile is commonly associated with good health and beauty, and studies have found that people tend to respond more favourably when interacting with other people who have bright smiles and evenly shaped teeth. People who are confident about their teeth smile more often, which can improve their mood and have positive consequences in both their professional and personal lives. Having your teeth whitened is a simple and painless way to achieve natural whiteness in your smile. 

Teeth whitening methods

Teeth whitening treatments can be performed in clinics or at home, using over the counter or prescription products. In-office bleaching is generally recommended over whitening strips and other home remedies, as you will benefit from the professional expertise of a trained cosmetic dentist and minimise the risk of something going wrong. Compared to home treatments, cosmetic dentistry is also faster and may be done in a single session, sometimes taking as little as 30 minutes. Your dentist may also be able to provide home teeth whitening kits containing peroxide, which offer more effective results than whitening strips.

Visit a cosmetic dentist in Melbourne

Melbourne Central Dental offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments and general dental services in Melbourne, including teeth whitening, sleep dentistry and implants. Book an appointment with acosmetic dentist in Melbourne by calling 03 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

Not only is it important to brush your teeth daily, it’s also crucial to floss daily because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. 
Flossing is a crucial defence against the build-up of plaque and food particles in areas that cannot easily be reached with a toothbrush.

The video below, produced by Colgate, demonstrates the correct flossing technique.

  1. Obtain 18 inches of dental floss (this can be purchased from the supermarket or pharmacy)
  2. Wrap it around your index fingers leaving two to four inches between your hands
  3. Hold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers
  4. Gently slide the floss between your teeth (never force the floss or move it roughly)
  5. Slowly move the floss up and down – gliding along the side of each tooth
  6. Curve the floss around the base of each tooth – making sure you dip beneath the gum line
  7. As you move from tooth to tooth use clean sections of floss
  8. Continue flossing until you have cleaned between all of your teeth
  9. Rinse your mouth with mouth wash or a glass of water
  10. Smile at yourself in the mirror :)

 

For more information on how to keep your teeth healthy and clean, contact your local dentist. If you’re looking for a dentist in Melbourne CBD, call Melbourne Central Dental on (03) 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

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