A growing number of people are realising just how important dental health is to their overall well-being. Whether you’re young or old, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential to years without pain and can become a family dental care goal.

Easier said than done? We assure you that there are certainly quick fixes that you can incorporate into the busiest of days for the whole family. Here are 10 cost-effective, time-saving oral care tips to implement in your home today.

  • Establish Healthy Routines early

It can be a bit difficult to start healthy brushing and flossing routines in the home. But once you’ve created a simple routine and urged your family to put their dental health first, you’ll discover that it’s simple and has long-lasting results.

  • Book Your Dental Check-Up

Preventive care goes a long way towards preserving your teeth and gums for years to come. But it is dependent on, actually making time to visit your dentist. This is where we encourage our patients to plan and schedule a dental check-up every six months.

  • Shop Products Smartly

High-quality dental products do not need to cost an arm and a leg. With our industry knowledge and expertise, we are equipped to provide you and your family with product options catered to your specific needs and budget.

  • Do a Lifestyle Check

Some lifestyle habits are harder to break than others, but it’s important to reflect on yours and see how they may impact the health of your teeth and gums. Smoking, drinking excessive coffee, and eating sugary foods far too often can all lead to serious problems down the road.

  • Safeguard with a mouthguard

When participating in physical activities or sports, such as football or rugby, your teeth and jaws can suffer the same impact as the rest of your body. Accidents and mishaps occur and unfortunately your teeth can be knocked, damaged and broken. So, you should protect your teeth with a mouthguard. This is a cost-effective way to protect your teeth when playing sport.

  • Replace Your Brush Heads

Toothbrushes must be replaced every three months because, with time and use, the plastic bristles become frayed. Your teeth risk being improperly cleaned, which increases the chance of cavities and gum disease.

For electric toothbrushes, only the brush heads need to be replaced, but even more frequently.

  • Reduce Stress Levels night grinding

School runs, sports matches, family events, work meetings, and so much more can leave us feeling drained at the end of the day. This can lead to nail biting or teeth grinding and can cause significant damage and wear and tear to your teeth structure and enamel, Prolonged grinding or bruxing can lead to fractured teeth causing pain, sensitivity, tooth mobility and headaches. Often a splint or night guard is required to reduce the headaches and minimise the dental damage.

  • Engage with Your Kids

Teaching your children, the importance of good oral care and establishing good habits early, can lead to better health for them in the future. Brushing and flossing need to be included in their daily routine; you can do this by engaging with them playfully during this activity. Playing music, making a game out of brushing, or even adding some fun stickers to their brush can help.

  • Inspect Your Smile

Sometimes, abscesses, cavities, chips and cracks can occur quickly with no warning. Though inconvenient, do not hold off on visiting Blue Mountains Dental & Implant Centre until your loved ones are experiencing extreme pain. Regular visits for examination of your teeth and gums can alert us to growing issues before it’s too late.

  • Keep Us On Speed Dial

Dental emergencies can and will happen when you least expect them. Be it an accident, an unexpected fall, or worse, This is where being prepared, with our number close by, is crucial to pain relief and quick treatment for your dental injury.

Don’t assume that brushing twice a day is enough to support your oral health. At Blue Mountains Dental Implant Centre, we are here to help you in maintain your oral health.

For brighter smiles all around; take the first step towards comprehensive family dental care for the whole house. Schedule your next appointment with us today.