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Dental Hygiene


The experts at Beyond Smiles Dental are ready to go all the way – right into your bathroom – to help you maintain your dental health. This doesn’t mean that they’ll be popping out from behind your shower screen tomorrow morning! They just want to guide you in warding off serious dental hygiene issues.
Flossing and brushing at least twice a day is just the start and such a pivotal one, but there is more help to set you on the road to great dental health.

Diet is a contributing factor to dental health

Sugar of any kind is a major cause of tooth decay. When you eat sugary foods and drinks, the sugar particles left behind on your teeth are then eaten by the bacteria in your mouth, which leave behind an acid that destroys your teeth’s enamel. The best way to counter this, apart from ditching sugar altogether, is to rinse your mouth with water straight after to remove the remaining sugar.

What you put into your stomach also can influence your dental hygiene. A balanced diet rich in nutrients and lots of water will show with pink, healthy gums.

For a diet that supports great dental health, speak to your GP or dentist. You could also visit our blog Diet for Dental Health for some excellent tips.

Other health complications

Your whole body is connected via the bloodstream so bleeding gums can lead to numerous unhealthy consequences.
Bacteria in the mouth can travel to your heart’s arteries, causing them to harden, increasing the threat of a heart attack. Hardened arteries in the brain can lead to stroke, while bacteria entering the brain can also lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Women with gum disease face a real threat of higher incidences of pre-term delivery and low birth-weight babies.

Our teeth are there to chew and break down food. It is the beginning of the digestion process. Not practicing good dental hygiene can result in food not being digested properly, leading to issues such as intestinal failure and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

What you can do at home

It’s a short list to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Doing these daily means you hit a routine and in no time you’re doing them habitually.

  • Brush at least twice a day
  • Floss once daily, before brushing
  • Use a tongue scraper – to improve bad breath, remove food particles and increase taste sensation
  • Eat a balanced diet, avoiding excess sugar
  • Don’t smoke
  • Visit Beyond Smiles Dental for regular check-ups, dental exams and cleaning every six months.

How we can help you

Beyond Smiles Dental has teams across Perth, all equipped to deliver regular dental exams, teeth cleaning, polishing, fluoride treatments and x-rays. All of these processes when expertly combined, have been proven as a reliable decay prevention program.

Excellent results in dental health also include pit and fissure sealants.

Dental sealants

Teeth sealants are almost 100% effective in preventing decay on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

Made of resin (or plastic), a film is applied to the deep grooves of the molars and pre-molars. These deep grooves, also called fissures, can be very difficult to keep clean due to the limited access.

Dental sealants prevent the build-up of plaque acids on a tooth’s enamel surface, sealing the grooves to prevent chances of decay.


Dental decay is a common condition all over the world. One way to help prevent cavities from occurring is through the use of fluoride. Fluoride helps harden the tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to tooth decay. A small cavity can be stopped and even reversed by the remineralization process enhanced by fluoride.

Fluoride can be delivered to the teeth in two ways:

  • Topically (direct contact on the teeth): Via fluoridated toothpaste and professional fluoride application
  • Systemically (enters the bloodstream): Via food and water sources

Prevention now beats fixing it later

The message is simple: take simple steps now to keeping your dental hygiene in great order and you could avoid serious and costly dental procedures later. Plus, every single day, you’ll have the most beautiful, healthy and confident smile.

Our teams at Claremont, Stirling, Kardinya, Bertram, and Yanchep are ready to assist you with your next dental visit. Please call us with your inquiry today.

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