Better oral health – could it be your new year’s resolution for 2024? - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


We all know the New Year adage of “New Year, New You”; as much as this works for many people, we believe persistence pays! Consistently keeping your six-monthly routine dental examination and clean can save you time and money and support your goal of better oral health.

We know going to the dentist can be difficult for some people, or even seem like a waste of time when you’re in and out, and we don’t need to see you again for six months – but this is the key – prevention! Coming six-monthly for 30 minutes versus not coming at all for 12 months could mean the difference between catching some decay early and needing a small filling, or missing it for 12 months, and now you’re looking at an expensive solution like a crown, root canal therapy, or even an extraction.

We’d like to encourage everyone in the community to think about their oral health as an investment; six-monthly routine examinations and cleans are one part, but the other is good oral hygiene habits that are just as important!

Here are a few to consider adding to your daily routine:

  • Brushing with a soft brush or an electric toothbrush twice daily for a minimum of two minutes, using a good quality toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss your teeth – DAILY! Yes, we know your gums bleed, but did you know that is because you have plaque and tartar under there that makes the teeth bleed? Flossing daily will actually help to stop your gums from bleeding! Don’t believe us? Give it a try for two weeks and see for yourself! It also helps keep bad breath at bay.
  • Tongue scraper – yep, you heard that right – a tongue scraper will help to keep your tongue healthy and removes all that build up from your tongue which also helps prevent bad breath. You’d be surprised how much you can literally scrape off each day.
  • “What about a mouth rinse?” we hear you say. Be wary of the purely “cosmetic” mouth washes that do not provide any antiseptic benefit; we’re a huge fan of the ones that do have antiseptic benefits. However, there are many different types for different oral health concerns – so if you’re unsure which one is right for you, ask your dentist at your next appointment.

Looking to up your oral health game in 2024? Dental on Cambridge has the team to help you achieve this! Call our friendly and professional practice on 3348 6661 or jump online to check us out and book your appointment at

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