Oral Hygiene Archives - National Dental Care

Just because you’ve been cleaning your teeth since kindergarten doesn’t mean you’ve got the technique right – it’s easy to have picked up bad habits along the way. But good oral hygiene is not only great for having fresh breath, it also protects your teeth and your budget.

Here’s how to brush up your teeth-cleaning skills to ensure you not only have a great smile, but you’re helping to avoid dental issues.

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A century ago, troops in the ghastly conflict of World War I were dug into the torn-up fields of France and Belgium. It was Anzac Day but there was little time to remember their mates who had been lost.

They were not just tormented by the mud, cold and relentless shelling; they also suffered a range of ailments from the appalling conditions.

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If you learned how to brush your teeth as a child, it’s probably time to brush up your skills because techniques and products have changed quite a lot. Good oral hygiene will not only keep your teeth healthy, your smile bright and your breath fresh, but will also help your overall health.

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Fruit is bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all the nutrients our bodies need in order to boost immunity, fight diseases, keep us regular, and build healthy skin, hair, and nails. But fruit isn’t good for everything.

While fruit is one of the more healthful snacks we can enjoy, fruit also contains startlingly high amounts of sugar and acids which can pose a threat to the precious enamel protecting our teeth.

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The new year has arrived, and with it your chance to launch your new health plan, starting with a new smile. While every resolution is about getting a good bill of health, here are some tips on how to kickstart a “new year new teeth” plan, ensuring a healthy smile, a healthy diet, and routine dental visits!

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Keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy helps your teeth stay tougher for longer. When your teeth are strong, clean and cavity-free, you drastically reduce the risk of decay, gingivitis and gum disease. … read more


Swish, swish, spit! The average mouthwash is only in your mouth for around 30 seconds before you spit it down the plughole, so it makes you wonder – does mouthwash really make a difference to your oral hygiene?

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