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YOUR SMILE

If someone is too tired
to give you a smile,
leave one of yours.

Poor oral health and nutrition care can prevent you from having the confidence to smile. Today's media onslaught for body image can cause distress and one of a teenagers primary concerns may be for straight, white teeth.

What can you do

Drink more tap water! Australian tap water contains fluoride and this is much more preferable than soft fizzy drink. Drinking more water not only strengthens your teeth, but it also prevents dehydration and cleans excess bacteria from your mouth.

Brush your teeth for at least one minute twice a day. Don't miss your back teeth - top and bottom and inside your front teeth. This ensures that your teeth are properly cleaned and your breath is fresh. No one likes bad breath.

Floss between your teeth daily. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Did we mention that no one likes bad breath? Take a look at our seniors page for information about gum disease.

Avoid sugary snacks. This is a no-brainer. Not only will your teeth last longer - you will be doing your waistline a favour too. Prevent cavities by steering clear of lollies and other convenience snacks. Opt for natural foods and healthy food options to prevent cavities.

Consult with dentist before trying over the counter teeth whitening systems. Although you can purchase inexpensive whitening kits in stores, please share concerns and questions with your dentist before using. The ingredients used may be stronger than the average consumer thinks and lead to gum recession.

Enquire at Castle Hill Family Dental Practice about what is available for you. We care about your dental health and want you to have the confidence to smile.

 

CHILDREN . TEENAGERS . ADULTS . SENIORS