Tongarra Road Family Dental is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended biannual cleanings and examinations. Not only do they help you quash dental problems before they arise, they leave your gums healthier, and your teeth cleaner and whiter. A professional cleaning removes hard plaque (commonly known as tartar) that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It also involves a fluoride treatment and polish to help protect and soothe your teeth and gums.

Even if you haven’t had a cleaning in years, it’s never too late to treat your teeth and gums.

What are some preventative measures I can take at home?

  • Brush in a circular motion with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush

  • Brush ideally after each meal or at least twice a day

  • Floss daily before bedtime

  • Use an oral rinse after flossing

  • Avoid sugary foods like chocolate and lollies, coffee, and tobacco

  • Most importantly - don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a preventative check up and clean!