Just like your weekly yoga class or a GP check-up, there are lots of opportunities at the dentist to learn more about your health.
Oral health is about so much more than white teeth, although that is part of it. Whether you’re suffering from sensitivity or fastidious with fluoride, there’s one good way to find out more about your teeth and gums: ask us!
If you haven’t asked your Sydney dentist these 5 common questions in the past you’ve no doubt been curious to ask:
How do I know if I am brushing right? And how often should I brush?
Everyone knows teeth brushing is important but how do you know you’re doing the right thing?
Here are a few things our Sydney dentists recommend:
- Brush twice a day, every day
- Don’t brush too hard
- Soft bristle brushes are better
- Always use toothpaste
- All teeth, all sides – not just visible teeth
If you want a professional opinion on your technique just ask Pitt Street Dental Centre during your next check-up.
Why are my teeth sensitive? How do I fix sensitivity?
As the dentist Sydney turns to for sensitive teeth, we know one of the most common causes is tooth decay. This can usually be fixed in a single appointment with absolutely no pain or discomfort.
More serious sensitivity triggers like oral infection, hidden or deep cracks, grinding or severe decay may require our dentists to take a closer look. But don’t worry, Pitt Street Dental Centre know exactly what we’re doing as we perform these procedures every day.
How often should I get a check-up from a dentist in Sydney?
Your personal dental care routine will depend on your specific needs. However at a minimum you should visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up, and more often if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort.
Beyond that your dentist in Sydney will recommend a suitable schedule to ensure your teeth and gums are kept in the best shape.
How do I get rid of my bad breath?
Bad breath might not just be all the garlic you ate last night. In fact, 50-60% of Australians suffer from halitosis (bad breath) caused by bacteria breakdown in the mouth and nasal passage.
Mouth wash, tongue brushing and sugar-free chewing gum can all help alleviate bad breath. If you find that doesn’t work, book in for a free dental examination today.
Why do Dentists in Sydney put fluoride on my teeth?
As the dentist Sydney comes to for total tooth care, we have a responsibility to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Fluoride (F-) is one of the most powerful tools against tooth decay.
Fluoride protects the surface of your teeth against damage from food acid and speeds up the remineralisation process. That’s why our Sydney dentists always recommend a toothpaste with fluoride and use it in regular check-ups.
Why choose Pitt Street Dental Centre as your dentist in Sydney
Our clients know when visit Pitt Street Dental they’ll always leave smiling. That’s because our team take the time to explain what they’re doing, and how to look after teeth properly between visits.
As Australian Dentist Association members, an accredited dental practice and active members of several specialist associations around the country, Pitt Street Dental Centre are the dentist Sydney can rely on to provide trusted advice.
Schedule a check-up today to ensure your teeth and gums are looked after by the best.