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Maintaining good oral health is more important than ever and Dakabin Dental provides the resources and tools to make it easy. Good oral hygiene can help prevent dental concerns like gum disease, tooth decay and even bad breath. As 2023 rolls in and we all get a year older, it’s important to understand that good oral and dental care can help us keep our teeth healthy and intact. Although Dakabin Dental has a fantastic smile makeover solution for those in need, there are many ways you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease now and in the future. Dakabin Dental’s guide to clean and healthy teeth offers simple steps that will help you achieve and maintain good oral health.

A Dentists Guide on How To Keep Your Teeth Clean and Healthy

Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is the first step in maintaining good oral hygiene. Use gentle circular motions and brush for two minutes at least. Particularly focusing on areas where plaque tends to build up such as the backs of molars and around the gum line.

Flossing regularly should also be part of your routine. It helps remove plaque from between teeth, which can’t be reached by brushing alone. It also reduces inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria buildup.

Use Dakabin Dental’s helpful tips to ensure you are brushing and flossing effectively:

  1. Use an electric toothbrush – it makes brushing more efficient and effective, removing plaque in hard-to-reach places.
  2. Be sure to change your toothbrush every three months as they can harbour bacteria over time.
  3. Take your time when flossing – use slow and steady movements to make sure plaque is removed from each tooth’s surface.
  4. Use Mouthwash – Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash to help reduce bacteria and bad breath. Dakabin Dental recommends using a therapeutic mouthwash.
  5. Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks – Eating sugary foods such as candy or drinking sodas can increase your risk of cavities and tooth decay. So it’s best to limit sugary snacks and drinks as much as possible.

In addition to brushing and flossing, Dakabin Dental recommends visiting your dentist regularly. You dentist can perform professional cleanings, checkups, and other preventive treatments. This can help maintain your oral health and identify problems early on before they become more serious. Professional cleanings will help keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come by strengthening your teeth and gums and detecting any oral health issues early on.

When Was the Last Time You Went For a Regular Dentist Checkup?

To maintain clean and healthy teeth it is recommended that you visit a dentist at least every 6 months for a regular checkup. Depending on the health of your teeth and gums you may be required to visit more frequently. Or, if your oral health is in great condition, even less frequently. But you won’t know until an experienced dentist has had a good look inside your mouth!

People who visit the dentist less often require more extensive work and in some cases, need a complete smile makeover. Luckily we do smile makeover consultations for free at Dakabin dental!

By following Dakabin Dental’s guide to having clean and healthy teeth, you can maintain good oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. Dakabin Dental is here to help you every step of the way.

Book online today to learn more about our services and how we can help make sure your teeth stay healthy and clean for years to come!


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Your first trip to the dentist can be an exciting and frightening experience (depending on the movies you’ve watched!), and one that may even define a lifetime of dental care.

We understand that first trips to the dentist can be daunting for kids and their parents alike. That’s why we created this article as a comprehensive guide to first dental visits.

We will cover topics ranging from what you should expect when taking your child to the dentist, tips on how to prepare them mentally and emotionally, and helpful advice on maintaining healthy dental habits.

When To Book Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Most first-time dental visits are scheduled around age three or four, though it is recommended that you take your child in for checkups as soon as possible after their first tooth appears.

During these initial checkup appointments, our dentists focus on a thorough examination of your child’s teeth and gums. They will check for any signs of cavities, decay, or other dental issues that need attention.

The trained dental team at Dakabin Dental understand that some children may not be so keen on their first trip to the dentist. We have a very welcoming approach for children visiting for the first time and endeavour to make them feel as comfortable and safe as possible.

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

It is important to prepare your child mentally before the first visit. Let them know that going to the dentist is an important part of keeping their teeth healthy and strong. Explain to them that they can expect gentle brushing and counting of their teeth.

Additionally, make sure you let them know that our dentists are here to help keep their mouths clean and healthy – not to hurt them in any way! We love seeing big happy smiles on our younger patients and we want to keep it that way.

What You Can Do At Home to Prepare Your Children for the Dentist

To ensure a successful first trip to the dentist, we recommend establishing good oral hygiene habits at home first.

Here are a few minor habits you can do at home before bringing your kids to the dentist for the first time:

  • Ensure children brush twice daily for two minutes each
  • Encourage kids to eat healthy foods.

If you can make dental care a part of your child’s routine at home first, they will be more comfortable visiting the dentist.

Book With Dakabin

At our office, we strive to make first dental trips as stress-free as possible! We provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere that will put both you and your kids at ease. Our dentists are highly experienced in working with children and understand the unique needs of their patients.

Unfortunately, some children have weak teeth and gums and are prone to tooth decay. Dakabin Dental offers complete smile makeovers for both adults and children. Hopefully, with the right dental care and maintenance from a young age, together we can avoid this in your child’s future!

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us or book online today.


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Not sure what you’re aching teeth are a sign of? There are a few different things that aching teeth can be a sign of. For example, tooth decay or gum disease may be causing your discomfort. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to see a dentist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment.

What’s Causing Your Teeth to Ache?

Toothache can be caused by clenching or grinding your teeth, which can put pressure on the tooth and cause it to ache. In some cases, a toothache may be caused by an abscessed tooth, which is a serious infection typically caused by a cracked or broken tooth. If you have an abscessed tooth, you’ll need to see a dentist as soon as possible for treatment.

Here are a few things that might be aiding in your toothache worries:

  • You clench your jaw (and your teeth) when you’re feeling certain emotions (anger, frustration, concentration etc)
  • Using mouthwash multiple times a day
  • Extreme endurance training
  • Stuffed sinuses
  • Nerve damage
  • Using at-home whitening kits
  • An acidic diet
  • Not drinking enough water

If you’re not sure what’s causing your tooth pain, see a dentist so they can diagnose the problem and recommend the best treatment. Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help prevent toothaches from happening in the first place. Be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Home-Remedies for Numbing Tooth Ache

If you’ve been experiencing oral or tooth pain for more than two days skip the remedies and book with your local dentist to have a checkup instead.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease your toothache.

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water, salt water, or a baking soda solution to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
  2. You can also try placing a cold compress on your cheek to numb the pain.
  3. If you’re still in discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication may help. Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and never exceed the recommended dosage.

With proper care, your toothache should eventually go away. But if the pain persists or gets worse, be sure to see a dentist as soon as possible.

What We Can Do To Help

Dakabin Dental is passionate about oral care and we want to see all of our patients walk away with confidence and winning smiles.

If you’ve been experiencing any sort of oral discomfort or low self-esteem caused by your teeth, we’ll give you a general dental checkup and a perfect smile makeover to have you grinning your widest tooth grin again in no time.

Don’t let walking around with a painful expression on your face be normal. Book online with Dakabin Dental today and we’ll get to the root cause of your tooth pain.


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Most of us are taught from a young age that we need to brush our teeth and reduce our sugar intake to avoid cavities and tooth decay. While these are important steps, there is more that can be done to proactively prevent decay. A more holistic approach can greatly improve your chances of stopping decay and preventing more in the future.

Mouth Breathing vs. Nasal Breathing for Decay

Breathing through your mouth dries it out, which makes it harder for your immune system to fight bacteria. Nasal breathing is a good habit to learn. Not only does it moisten the mouth, but it also allows the nose to filter air before it reaches the lungs. This filtered air contains less bacteria, which reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth.

Eat Whole Foods

Eating whole foods helps your teeth’s natural immune defense system, and this includes eating products with full fat which ensures you are including all the important fat soluble vitamins like A, E & K. Processed foods also tend to be high in sugar and low in nutrients, which can lead to cavities and decay.

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Take Oral Probiotics for Decay

Oral probiotics help to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth, which can neutralise harmful bacteria. Without oral probiotics, this harmful bacteria can build up and lead to cavities or gum disease.

Include Crunchy Raw Vegetables

Raw vegetables help keep your teeth healthy. They are low in sugars and the crunching action required to eat them help create saliva, which helps protect your teeth from cavities. Without raw vegetables (or any other food that requires crunching), there is less saliva produced, which leaves teeth more vulnerable to decay. The work your mouth and jaw has to do to eat such foods also strengthens it which can help prevent crooked teeth from forming or worsening!

By incorporating these simple steps into your daily routine, you can proactively prevent tooth decay and cavities. So start with quick-win changes & add in others as you are able to. The benefits will be most profound in your children, who can experience the life changing habits compounding over time. But you will also notice an improvement in your own dental health over time!

Our dentists here at Dakabin Dental would be happy to answer questions you may have. Book here at your own convenience or you can contact us today on (07) 3888 7752 


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Caring for your teeth is an important lifelong habit that prevents disease. Teaching your kids how to care for their teeth early on will set them up for success down the road. Here are five ways to get your kids to brush their teeth regularly and properly!

1. Kids Learn by Example

As a parent, you are your child’s first and best teacher. They learn by watching and copying what you do. So, if you want your kids to develop good dental habits, it’s important that you practice what you preach! Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, floss daily, and eat a healthy diet. Your kids will follow your lead.

2. Get Regular Checkups

Your dentist can spot problems early and help prevent them from getting worse. They can also help teach your kids how to brush and floss properly. Take your kids to see the dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. The earlier you start this, the better. Your children will build rapport with your family dentist and will grow up thinking visits to the dentist are normal, not scary!

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3. Make Brushing Fun

Making brushing fun for kids can go a long way in getting them to actually do it! There are all sorts of fun toothbrushes, toothpastes, and flosses available these days. Pick out some fun products together and let them choose their favorite! You can also make brushing into a game – see who can brush the longest or make the coolest bubbles while they brush.

4. Offer a Reward

Sometimes all it takes is a little incentive to get kids to do something they may not want to do. If your kid is having trouble getting into the habit of brushing their teeth, try offering a reward for doing it faithfully every day for a week or two. After they’ve developed the habit, you can phase out the rewards. Something like a sticker or activity is better for health than a food based treat.

5. Make Sure Their Diet is Teeth Friendly

Sugary drinks and snacks can cause cavities. Help protect your kid’s teeth by making sure their diet includes plenty of water and teeth-friendly foods like cheese, milk, nuts, and crunchy fruits and veggies. Avoid sugary drinks like soft drinks, sports drinks, and juice, as well as sticky sweets that cling to teeth like candy bars and gummies.

Caring for your teeth is an important lifelong habit that starts in childhood. You can set your kids up for success by teaching them good dental habits early on in life. With your help, your kids will develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

Our dentists here at Dakabin Dental would be happy to answer questions you may have regarding your kids oral health and habits. Book now at your own convenience or contact us today on (07) 3888 7752 


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