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If I ignore it, will it go away? Getting checkups before the problem escalates.

If I ignore it, will it go away? Getting checkups before the problem escalates.

Preventative dental health is one of the most important elements of general dentistry, many problems can be prevented altogether with some simple steps put into place.

A regular check up by Somerset Dental, Narellan, will help identify concerns or potential areas of concern and implement treatments that can stop them before a larger problem where more invasive dental procedures may need to be used to treat the problem.

Teeth Cleaning

Regular professional teeth cleaning removes hardened deposits (tartar) that cannot be removed at home. Tartar causes tooth decay and gum disease.

Cleaning also includes a polish to remove superficial stains and a fluoride application to strengthen teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Though we get fluoride from our food and water, we often don’t get enough to totally prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatment at your dentists’ can actually reverse the effects of acid attacks on your teeth.

The fluoride treatments at Somerset Dental are a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or fluoride mouth rinses that may be available and provide an extra layer of protection against decay.

Xrays

Dental X-rays provide valuable information about your oral health, both teeth and gums. X-rays are another tool that helps us detect dental problems at an early stage to save you time, money and unnecessary discomfort.

At Somerset Dental Care, we recommend you book a check-up and have your teeth cleaned every six months. Combined with an x-ray every two years, check-ups ensure optimal dental health so that invasive and expensive treatments can be avoided.

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What’s ‘Normal’ in Oral Health When Ageing?

What’s ‘Normal’ in Oral Health When Ageing?

As we age, we tend to see a decline in our oral health, but many of these oral health issues are not related to ageing. Instead, they’re often caused by the culmination of oral health problems over time. This means that with the right oral care when we’re younger, we can prevent oral health issues when we’re older!

Getting older takes its toll on our oral health. Cases of dental decay, gum disease, missing teeth, and so forth all increase as we age. And it makes sense: as we expose our teeth to more wear and tear, the protective elements of our mouth such as your tooth’s enamel and gum line naturally wear away. However, if you can keep your teeth in good condition when you’re young, you’re much more likely to avoid a plethora of dental issues when you’re older.

Investing in your oral health while young is important for your health as you age, especially if recommended oral care such as brushing or flossing becomes difficult in old age. It’s not uncommon that older adults require help with their oral care, or an oral care plan from a dentist.

Our team at Somerset Dental can help with your oral health as you age. We’re experts in preventative and restorative dental treatments, and can aid you in ensuring that your oral health doesn’t suffer from age. Contact Somerset Dental on 4648 0909 and get the advice you need today.

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Top 5 ways you can keep your teeth healthy

Top 5 ways you can keep your teeth healthy

We all know that prevention is better than a cure, but what does it mean to keep your teeth healthy?

Preventive dentistry is how to care for your teeth to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Maintaining good oral health is good for your whole body and can help you avoid needing extra dental care. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your teeth healthy.

1. Replace your toothbrush regularly before the bristles begin to fray.

2. Daily flossing helps to clean out the tight spaces between the teeth and avoid needing a tooth filling.

3. Eating a balanced diet can help to protect your teeth by providing them with the nutrients they need.

4. Tooth Mousse can help to protect your teeth, aiding the replacement of calcium and phosphate minerals lost during regular acid attacks usually after eating and drinking. A great way of providing extra teeth cleaning.

5. Visit your dental clinic every six months for an exam to check for any problems in your teeth or gums. Regular exams, teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment allow dentists to identify problems and take care of them right away.

Avoid needing a tooth filling or extraction by visiting your dentist today and following the above steps. If you’re unsure of the best way to look after your teeth, contact the Somerset Dental Care team on 4648 0909 to organise your personal dental care plan.

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