Oral Hygiene in Melbourne

Here at St Vincent’s Dental Centre, we place a great deal of importance on professional oral hygiene and strongly encourage patients to book regular appointments with our experienced oral health therapist.

Why Is Oral Hygiene Important?

Even if you have a great daily oral hygiene routine, tartar can build up in areas of your mouth that may be hard to brush or floss. The presence of tartar increases your risk of gum disease, a problem that can lead to tooth loss unless promptly treated. Your oral hygiene appointments will ensure all tartar is thoroughly removed, leaving your teeth and gums looking and feeling much cleaner and fresher. Our oral hygiene department is excellent at patient education and can provide personalised advice on brushing and flossing. Just ask our team.

How Does Oral Hygiene Affect Overall Health?

Poor general health has been linked with gum disease in numerous clinical studies. If you have gum disease then you are more at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions. If you already have these health problems, they could worsen if your oral health is poor.

What are the Signs of Poor Oral Hygiene?

When oral hygiene is poor, gums become increasingly fragile and will frequently bleed when you brush and floss. You may also notice your gums begin to recede so your teeth look longer. As the disease worsens, teeth can begin to loosen and you will probably develop bad breath and a persistently nasty taste.

If you would like a hygiene appointment then why not contact us straightaway or book online.

For more information, speak to our dental team on (03) 9419 7022 or visit us at 3/55 Victoria St, Fitzroy VIC 3065.