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The One Beauty Appointment You Should Be Booking More Regularly

Tabitha Acret gives us the low down on dental health and its importance to overall wellness.

The beauty industry is a multi-million-dollar industry. We invest heavily in facial creams, scrubs, hair coloring, nails, the list goes on. However, the most important beauty appointment you can make is actually with your dental health. One of the first things people notice when they speak to you is your smile. Research shows that men even look at a woman’s smile first before checking out her other assets … who knew! Invest all you like in great skincare products, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, but if you have poor oral hygiene your skin and hair simply won’t have a healthy glow; a healthy mouth contributes to healthy skin and hair.  

 The mouth acts as a gateway to the rest of your body. Our hormones, digestion and more do not just affect our skin, but can also affect the overall state of our oral health. Poor oral health can have negative consequences for the entire body, with bacteria from the mouth making its way into the bloodstream causing inflammation, infection, and disease. 

We interviewed Tabitha Acret, Clinical Educator and Dental Hygienist at AIRFLOW Dental Spa, who has given us a couple of healthy habits you can introduce today to maintain those pearly whites and your overall health. Tabitha has a passion for community dentistry, preventative care, and implant maintenance. 

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You should be booking regular preventative care appointments with your dental professional who can assess the health of your teeth and gums

It’s a well-known fact that when we have healthy and pink gums, our teeth look brighter and whiter. Gone are the days of scary dental appointments featuring painful sharp prodding instruments and noises like nails scraping on the blackboard! Nationwide, the AIRFLOW Dental Spa technology is being introduced – a non-contact cleaning procedure that combines high-pressure water with cleansing powder and air to remove incessant stains and bacteria.

A painless way of achieving healthy teeth and gums whilst blasting all that build-up on the enamel of your teeth. Like a spa treatment for your teeth, we recommend booking the treatment, if any, every 3 – 6 months. Note, your local dental professional will implement individual recall times for you.

Brush your teeth twice a day

Brushing your teeth is probably the most boring chore on Earth. Yet, it’s something everyone should be doing at least twice a day. Once in the morning, and once before bed, all it takes is two minutes. The night time brush is the most important as our saliva flow reduces at night. We lose the protective barrier that saliva creates and our teeth. Teeth become more vulnerable to the acids and bacteria that remain in our mouths. When we do not disrupt the plaque by brushing we become susceptible to gum disease. Also bleeding gums, decay, and infections that can cause discomfort and pain. Not to mention bad breath and yellow discoloration.

When we don’t clean our teeth regularly at home and fail to book preventative appointments with a dental professional this can not only lead to long term oral health problems but can cause negative consequences for your entire body. Thankfully there are relatively simple and painless ways to curb these issues. Visit your local dental professional today to book in an oral health consultation. It will be the most important beauty appointment you make.

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