One of the cornerstones of optimal oral health is the establishment of good oral hygiene habits. Maintaining a radiant smile and preventing dental issues require a consistent and effective oral care routine. As you embark on your journey with Totalcare Dental and Dermal, consider incorporating the following practices into your daily life.


Beyond brushing

Beyond brushing

At Totalcare Dental and Dermal, your premier destination for dental and dermal cosmetic services right in the heart of Bondi Junction. We take pride in offering a state-of-the-art practice designed to cater to the diverse needs of families and busy professionals. Our commitment goes beyond just providing top-notch dental care; we aim to create a holistic experience that prioritises your comfort and well-being. At Totalcare Dental and Dermal, we understand the apprehension often associated with dental visits, and our goal is to deliver gentle, pain-free care that eliminates anxiety and fear. Whether you’re a child, teenager, or adult, we invite you to explore the Totalcare Dental and Dermal difference and embrace a new level of dental care.

Brushing Your Teeth: The Foundation of Oral Care

Start your oral care routine with the basics – brushing your teeth. The importance of removing dental plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, cannot be overstated. This plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, affecting the overall health of your mouth. Even teeth with existing fillings are not immune to the risk of decay, especially if plaque accumulates around them or in areas where gums have receded.

Opt for fluoride toothpaste, which plays a vital role in protecting teeth from cavities by strengthening enamel. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid causing damage to your teeth and gums.

When brushing ensure to angle the bristles of your toothbrush toward the gumline, ensuring thorough cleaning between your gums and teeth. Adopt small, circular motions during brushing to avoid aggressive scrubbing. Brush all sides of each tooth, including your tongue, to ensure a comprehensive clean.

Consider incorporating disclosing tablets or special toothpaste into your routine. These aids can highlight areas where plaque remains after brushing, allowing you to target those areas for additional cleaning.

Cleaning Between Your Teeth: Enhancing Your Routine

In addition to brushing, cleaning between your teeth is crucial for a thorough oral care routine. Plaque often accumulates in spaces that a toothbrush cannot reach, making interdental cleaning essential.
Regular Interdental Cleaning: Integrate dental floss or interdental brushes into your routine to remove plaque between your teeth. Aim for interdental cleaning at least once a day to prevent cavities in those hard-to-reach areas.

While your daily oral care routine forms the foundation, regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are equally vital. Schedule routine visits at Totalcare to allow our dental professionals to monitor your oral health, identify early signs of potential issues, and provide timely intervention.

Additional Recommendations: Tailored Care for Your Unique Needs

For those at a higher risk of tooth decay or gum disease, personalised care may be necessary. This could include fluoride treatments administered during office visits or recommendations for higher fluoride toothpastes or mouth rinses.

If certain medical conditions increase the risk of gum disease, such as diabetes, more frequent dental visits may be advisable. Totalcare Dental and Dermal’s holistic approach ensures that your unique needs are addressed, promoting comprehensive oral health and well-being.

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is a lifelong commitment that pays off in a radiant smile and optimal oral health. By embracing these practices and trusting Totalcare Dental and Dermal with your dental needs, you’re investing in the long-term well-being of your teeth and gums. Our commitment to individualised care, advanced practices, and a comfortable environment sets Totalcare Dental and Dermal apart – where your journey to optimal oral health begins. Your smile deserves the Totalcare Dental and Dermal difference.