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Dental Health At Home – It’s More Than Just Toothpaste

dental health at home it’s more than just toothpaste dentist toorakDid you ever stop to consider that you may not be using the best type of toothpaste for your Effective brushing is a combination of the right products, starting with toothpaste, and the right techniques.

Don’t worry – this is less complicated than it sounds. If you want to take your brushing to the next level and prevent decay, keep reading for our top tips on which toothpastes to consider.

At Simply Smiles Dental we have found that the most effective product is likely to be one that you actually enjoy using, as you’re more likely to keep up on your brushing.

The Importance Of Healthy Gums - toorak dentist

The Importance Of Healthy Gums

The Importance Of Healthy Gums - toorak dentistLet us pause a second and think about one of the most overworked parts of our body that we almost never think about – our gums!

We tend to ignore them event though they are the gatekeepers to our body. And not thinking about our gums can be unfortunate because over 20% of people in Australia have at least moderate gum disease according to the Australian Department of Health.

Gums are not just necessary to hold teeth in place, in fact healthy gums and teeth are necessary for a healthy body. Which is why we here at Simply Smiles Dental in Toorak want to help protect you from gum disease!

What Is Gum (Periodontal) Disease?

Gingivitis is caused by the presence of bacteria in the mouth and places for the bacteria to build up and stay.   This buildup causes inflammation and irritation, triggering an immune response by the body.  The mildest form of gum (periodontal) disease is called gingivitis. The good news is that gingivitis is extremely treatable and usually reversible. If gingivitis is allowed to remain, however, it can develop into periodontitis, which is much more serious.

New Year Resolutions For Your Oral Health

New Year Resolutions For Your Oral Health

New Year Resolutions For Your Oral HealthAs 2016 moves into the past, the New Year brings a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past year, and an opportunity to make ourselves better by taking action to improve our quality of life. So, many of us make New Year resolutions.

But how many of these resolutions manage to see the first flowers of Spring? Part of making good resolutions is making sensible ones, and that is why dental health resolutions, which are often sensible and achievable, make very good ones. As a bonus, dental health improvements lead to improvements in general health and appearance.

So, Simply Smiles Dental would like to help you ‘sink your teeth’ into some simple New Year’s resolutions that improve our oral health and might also protect your wallet!

5 Holiday Oral Health Tips

The holidays bring office and home parties that are usually full of tempting sweets and sugary drinks. Those same sweets and drinks can also damage your dental and general health. But that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January.

At Simply Smiles Dental, we work with you to ensure that your dental health remains good during the holidays and that you greet the New Year with a bright, sunny smile.

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

Tooth decay is caused by mouth bacteria ‘eating’ the same sugar you do, then producing acids that dissolve and damage the teeth. Tooth erosion results when the acid attacks the teeth dissolving the outer surface of tooth enamel. This loss can lead to cavities and exposure of the inner layers of the tooth that may become sensitive and painful.  

The friendly professionals at Simply Smiles Dental are committed to your long-term oral health during the holidays and beyond.