Our top 10 tips to healthy, happy teeth!

So we're now at the start of April and despite a few false starts with Covid and floods, by now we should all be getting into our stride for 2022! The healthy eating habits and exercise plans are taking shape (probably with a few lapses here and there), as we (attempt to) will ourselves on and stick with our new year resolutions.

Almost everyone I know is hitting the same kind of routine. Yes, we are still an image-obsessed nation. However much as we try not to succumb to the pressure from those photoshopped images on Instagram (you know the ones!), many still long for that 'perfect' body and face we had when we were 23. It's actually a great thing to want to look our best, as long as it keeps us healthy and happy.

One way to look and feel your best (without trying to achieve the unachievable), is to smile big and be proud! So we’ve put together our Top Ten Tips for a healthy smile in 2022:

Tip 1: Swap fruity or fizz drinks for water  

This is an easy fix and is not only great for your teeth but also for your waistline.

Tip 2: Floss like a boss

Flossing every day reaches the areas between your teeth that a toothbrush cannot.

Tip 3: Steer clear of fads

Charcoal toothpaste and some whitening products are abrasive to tooth enamel. You might look great today, but damaged enamel will cause problems further down the track.

Tip 4: Ditch the cigs

We are all too aware of the health issues from smoking, particularly to the lungs. Well, you can add worsening gum disease to the list.

Tip 5: Avoid snacking on sugary foods

For many of us, cake is a necessity! Teeth take the hardest hit from sugary foods, so if you have to give in to temptation, incorporate treats with your mealtimes.

Tip 6: Fluoride is not the enemy

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that reduces the chances of tooth decay, so it is good when food, water and toothpaste contain fluoride!

Tip 7: Don't be a stranger

Make check-ups a regular thing. This way we can keep on top of decay and spot any problems early. Early detection equals less pain for both you and your wallet.

Tip 8: Trust your dentist

Find a dentist you like and stay with them to build a good relationship. You should understand the treatment you are receiving and have trust in your dentist’s recommendations.

Tip 9: Don't neglect your gums

Your beautiful smile includes healthy gums too. Gum disease causes bad breath and can lead to wider health problems.

Tip 10: Smile!

A beautiful smile is a confident smile. If you have followed our tips, you should be set to get your best smile ever. It’s proven a confident smiles lead to happy, confident people!

You can find more information on our Facebook and Instagram pages or if you are lacking confidence due to uneven teeth, you could even follow a clear correct (invisible braces) journey.

We are always here to help if you would like some personalised information on how to achieve the best smile for you. You can contact us at give us a ring on 3254 3222.