Call Us: (02) 4058 2836

Do you ever feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? Though we can’t neglect our teeth, not even on the busiest days.But how in the world can we prioritise dental health when the to-do list is becoming longer and the hours are passing by so quickly?

It is essential to prioritise the maintenance of your teeth and gums rather than putting it on the back burner, which is a common tendency when there is a tonne of work to be done. 

We find time to get our vehicles maintained and our hair done, so why not take better care of our teeth, which are arguably much more vital than many other things we do?

Time is such a valuable resource, and sadly, people often forgo receiving proper dental care because they are too busy. The fundamentals of good oral hygiene, such as consistent daily brushing and flossing, are also often neglected, which increases the prevalence of preventable dental disease.

According to Australian health data, 90% of dental diseases are avoidable; nonetheless, tooth decay remains a serious and expensive health concern for both adults and children. 

Additionally, research indicates that the state of your tongue is a good indicator of the health of your whole body. For instance, you probably have excellent general health when your mouth is in good condition. On the other side, you can be experiencing additional health issues if your dental health is bad.

Have you ever wished you had a guidebook full of parenting advice?

Many times, we’re barely keeping up with ourselves, much alone juggling jobs, kids, education, and taking good care of our teeth and gums! With our 6 quick tips for busy families in Central Coast, DDII can help you integrate dental health into your hectic schedule.

  1. No more than two minutes

In order to get the most benefits from brushing, use a toothbrush with soft bristles, a small head, and a flexible neck, and brush for at least two minutes every morning and evening. These toothbrushes have the benefit of cleaning your teeth of plaque and dirt without causing harm to your gums or teeth.

  1. Pay attention to your method

Cleaning your teeth should be done in a methodical manner. Begin at the rear of your mouth and softly brush in a circular motion, angled at a 45° angle to the gum line. 

You could damage the tooth enamel and cause your gums to retreat if you brush too vigorously from side to side. It is important to brush the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of your teeth with care. You should also tilt your toothbrush to reach the inner front sections of your teeth, which are sometimes overlooked.

  1. Remember to brush your tongue

Brushing your tongue may seem weird at first, but it really helps keep your breath fresh and lowers the amount of germs in your mouth. All you have to do is softly scraping forward on the tongue.

  1. Flossing regularly

It is advised that you floss at least once a day if you don’t already. Flossing may remove a lot of food and grime from between teeth and gums that a toothbrush cannot. 

For convenient access, consider keeping a floss travel pack with you, or leave it at work. 

  1. Reduce the intensity of the pressure

As tempting as it may be to believe that cleaning your teeth more thoroughly means applying more pressure, the truth is that excessive pressure may harm your gums and tooth enamel. 

You’re pushing too hard on your toothbrushes if the bristles are wearing out before the three-month mark. Ask your dentist to demonstrate a less harsh method. Whether your brush is electric or manual, it’s a good idea to change it every three months or whenever the bristles start to separate.

  1. Visit the dentist regularly

This is a problem that has to be addressed regardless of how busy you are, since a lot of families don’t visit a dentist on a regular basis.

Thus, act now to ensure that you and your family have excellent dental health and don’t allow a hectic schedule to stand in the way!

At DDII, we’re dedicated to maintaining the oral health of Central Coast residents. Are you from the Central Coast locally? Make sure to get in touch with us for all of your dental health requirements. 

What toothpaste should I use?

 "What is the best toothpaste Read more
How to Identify the Symptoms of Mouth Cancer

At DDII, we are all about safeguarding your smile for life, Read more
How to Take Care of Your Dentures: What You Should and Should Not Do

When you have dentures, you need to follow a certain routine Read more

You have Successfully Subscribed!