Oral Hygiene Habits

Oral Hygiene Habits | Dentist Mayfield Personal home care plays an important role in achieving a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Home care for your teeth includes eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque that causes many dental issues.

At Mayfield Dental Care, we educate our patients on the best way to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Strong and healthy teeth mean less chances of developing a dental issue.

Goal of Oral Hygiene

The goal of oral hygiene is to get rid of the harmful plaque that compromises your oral health – your mouth, teeth, gums and tongue, among others.

Plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that further generate toxins, which can pose great risks to your overall wellbeing. Plaque also leads to dental cavities, causing you unbearable pain and tooth sensitivity.

Mayfield Dental Care gives you guidelines on how to live a lifestyle that promotes cavity-free teeth.

Simple Steps for An Optimal Oral Hygiene

Brush your teeth.

Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day (after breakfast and before going to bed) Use a toothbrush with soft bristles.

Place the brush at 45-degree angle on the gum line and gently brush using small circular motions. Brush all parts of your mouth, particularly your tongue to remove bacteria.


Flossing is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and avoid tooth decay in between the teeth. Flossing at least once a day will help maintain good oral hygiene.

Change your toothbrush regularly.

We recommend you change your toothbrush once every 3 to 4 months or before the bristles get splayed and worn out. Changing your toothbrush after a cold is also a good practice.

Watch your diet.

What you eat affects your health, including your oral health. Eat calcium-rich food and avoid those that have a strong odour or those that can easily stain your teeth.

Quit smoking.

Time and time again, it has been proven that smoking has negative effects on the body, including your teeth.

Have regular dental check-ups

Visit your Mayfield dentist regularly. A regular dental check-up is twice a year, or once every six months.

This will help to ensure your oral health, as well as assisting with the prevention and early identification of any issues before they become major issues.

Mayfield Dental Care, Your Oral Hygiene Partners in Mayfield

Prevention is always better than cure. Keep your teeth strong and healthy by maintaining good oral hygiene habits and embracing preventive dentistry options at Mayfield Dental Care.


  • No Health Insurance: Only $295 for Check-up, Clean, Fluoride and 2 Bitewing X-rays

Call us on (02) 4023 3885 or visit us at 181 Maitland Rd in Mayfield.

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