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Dental Hygiene

One of the most frequent misconceptions with patients is that an annual hygiene appointment and daily cleaning of the teeth is enough to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Admittedly this is a good start; however you have to invest more time and energy into ensuring a healthy mouth for life.

Poor dental hygiene can lead to gingivitis, bad breath and dental cavities.

Gum disease causes at least one third of tooth loss in adults, and tooth decay is the most common disease in families across the globe.

During the recession some people have worked under the false economy of only visiting their dentist or hygienist when they are in pain and not for their regular check-ups. However, what if by missing those check-ups you have decay which leads to you requiring a root canal treatment or crown (or even both!). This could cost up to ten times the cost of that check-up avoided.

So, apart from the regular check-ups and daily cleaning mentioned above, there is much more you could be doing. This includes daily flossing and following a dental health plan outlined by one of the Pembroke team who may recommend using interdental brushes or mouth rinses.

What can you do?

Firstly you should be cleaning for two minutes, twice per day. You should also floss daily to remove any food or plaque from between the teeth. Ask our dentist Dr Keenan or one of the team for advice on brushing as you may be doing it incorrectly. They will also advise you on how to floss and if you should be using interdental brushes. Call us in our Dublin dentist practice today at 01 668 3242.

Dublin Dentist – Welcome!

Welcome to the ‘blog’ section of our dentist website. In the coming weeks, we will be adding a series of blogs looking at the positive effect on your whole body of good oral health. We will also look at ways to ensure your family remain dentally fit, and if you have young children, show you how to educate them on how on how to keep healthy teeth for life.

Good oral health can have implications for heart disease, cancer and strokes and these will be just some of the topics we will be posting articles on.

And did you know that gum disease causes at least one third of tooth loss in adults, and tooth decay is the most common disease in families across the globe?

Our blogs will offer practical advice which could save you time, money and possibly your teeth.

If there is any dental health related topic you would like discussed in our blog section, please feel free to email your question to info@pembrokedentist.ie

If you are experiencing any dental or oral difficulties please contact us in our Dublin dentist practice today at 01 668 3242.

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