At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our biggest priority is ensuring that all our patients practice excellent oral hygiene. Prevention is better than cure when it comes to dental disease. Gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in Dublin and Ireland. Gum disease is avoidable when excellent oral hygiene is practiced and patients attend their dentist every 6 months for a dental check-up and a professional dental cleaning. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene prevents bad breath, gingivitis and Periodontitis(Gum Disease).
How do I practice good oral hygiene?
Everyone is responsible for their own oral hygiene. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we recommend brushing at least twice a day for 2-3 minutes every time. It is important to use a fluoride toothpaste. Flossing once a day is essential with string floss or inter-dental brushes. This helps to remove the food and bacteria between your teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. Studies have demonstrated that if you do not floss that you’re missing 1/3 the surface area of your teeth! At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our friendly dentists will demonstrate for you effective oral hygiene. All patients are provided you with tailored oral hygiene advice to suit your individual dental needs.