Oral Hygiene

Holistic Healthcare: Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral health goes beyond the aesthetics of a bright smile; it plays a fundamental role in our overall well-being and quality of life. Our mouth is a gateway to the body, and its health can impact various bodily systems and functions. From chewing and speaking to facial expressions and social interactions, oral health affects our daily lives in numerous ways. Understanding the significance of oral health requires exploring its intricate connection to our overall health. Relationship Between Oral Health and...

Dental Hygiene Tips for Optimal Oral Health

al hygiene has been a part of human health since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians were known to use a mixture of powdered ox hooves, myrrh, and eggshells to clean their teeth, while the ancient Greeks used a combination of honey and vinegar to freshen their breath. The Persians used a twig from the Salvadora persica tree to brush their teeth. We’ve certainly come a long way, however, merely brushing your teeth and thinking, ‘job well done’ isn’t enough. A comprehensive...

4 Best Practices For Impeccable Oral Hygiene

Over 90% of Australian adults have experienced tooth decay at some point in their lives. (Australian Dental Association, 2018). So, it's not surprising that tooth decay is one of the most common health problems in Australia. Contrary to popular opinion, oral hygiene is not limited to brushing and flossing twice daily. Instead, think of it as an all-round approach that involves watching what you eat, going for routine dental examinations, getting your teeth professionally cleaned and treating minor tooth...

4 Steps to Impeccable Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is not limited to brushing and flossing twice daily. It’s an all-round approach that involves watching what you eat, going for routine dental examinations, getting your teeth professionally cleaned and treating minor tooth problems. If you neglect your teeth, you will have excessive tartar formation, which could lead to bacterial infections, gum disorders, deep cavities and in some cases an increased risk of developing cancer. Dental Care for a Lasting Smile The next time you look at yourself in...

Alcohol, Smoking and Your Oral Health

The dangerous effects of alcohol and smoking on our general health and internal organs are well documented. But the health of our teeth and gums is also greatly affected. The large amount of chemicals present in nicotine and the acidity of alcohol can damage your gingival tissue and greatly increase your risk of oral cancer. People with poor dental hygiene habits are even more likely to develop these serious and unpleasant conditions. Quick Guide: Smoking and Oral Health Alcohol and Healthy Teeth Creating Healthy...

Infection Control

Issues surrounding poor infection control practices in dental surgeries have been widely discussed in the media of late. Patients who have undergone invasive dental procedures at four private Sydney clinics over the past several years have been advised to see their GP to receive testing for blood-borne viruses. Our patients at Blue Tooth Dental in Enmore however, can rest assured that our dentist surgery diligently partakes in correct infection control techniques for all dental appointments and procedures. We take pride...