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Tooth Infections

7 Steps to Removing Tooth Infections

You've probably been itching for a minute to get your tooth cleaned, but you weren't quite sure how to go about it. Maybe you've seen those toothpaste commercials with the smiling dentist and thought, "Hey, that seems like something I could do." Or perhaps you just figured out that your tooth is giving you fits (that means pus). Either way, now that you know what you need to know about dental hygiene,

it's time to look into how to get rid of those pesky tooth infections. Let's get down to it!

Removing your tooth infections should be child's play with a bit of knowledge on the subject and a few simple steps in the right direction. You may even look forward to getting your teeth cleaned from now on. Here are 7 Steps to Removing Tooth Infections.

Make an appointment at your dentist's office

Your first step should be to make an appointment with your dentist. You'll probably want to take time to decide which teeth you need the most help with. So, this is the perfect time to sit down and discuss your treatment options.

You and your dentist will determine how many required visits and when might work best for you. Your dentist can also help advise on any medical conditions that may complicate things, like periodontal (gum) disease or oral cancer.

Brush and floss regularly

Of course, brushing and flossing are the most important first steps to eliminating tooth infections. But, as we all know, a lot can happen in just a few seconds, so paying attention to your mouth while you brush and floss is essential. For example, if one of your teeth is sensitive or hurting, you might have an infection. A little bit of tooth sensitivity is standard, but when it becomes too intense, it might signal that you need to see a dentist immediately.

Tooth brushing and flossing are vital for preventing tooth infections because they remove plaque build-up on your teeth and gum line before build-up can cause an infection. 

Additionally, while brushing your teeth and getting rid of bacteria by brushing after meals is important, taking care of your mouth through proper dental hygiene will always be the best route for prevention.

Don’t smoke or chew tobacco

Always remember to brush your teeth properly for at least 2 minutes and floss after every meal. If you have a tooth infection, you should always use an alcohol-free mouthwash.

Be careful with foods and drinks

The main cause of tooth infection is bacteria. That means the food you eat and drink can lead to a cavity that develops into an infection. The best way to avoid this problem is to eat healthily and choose foods with less sugar, acidity, and spices. Drinking water is another great way to keep your teeth clean.

Take care of your tongue

Mouth health and hygiene starts with your tongue. If you take care of your tongue, it's easy to care for your teeth. When the bacteria, viruses, and other germs make their way into your mouth, they tend to settle around the gums and on the tongue. This is where bad breath comes from. With a little help from a toothbrush or floss, you can reach these areas and clean them out.

Tooth infection prevention:

  • Brush or floss twice daily
  • Use an alcohol-free mouth rinse 
  • Chew sugarless gum for 30 minutes after brushing 
  • Rinse with water 
  • Don't drink tap water 

If you experience a toothache, see a dentist immediately to avoid complications like gingivitis or periodontal disease (gum disease).

Use mouthwash to combat bacteria

You may not be able to use mouthwash regularly, but it's definitely worth giving this product a try before you see the dentist. Besides the many benefits that mouthwash provides, it also offers an excellent way to fight bacteria in your teeth. This is because of its ability to kill the germs that cause tooth infections.

Did you know that sometimes the cavity-causing bacteria are resistant to antibiotics? This can be a long process, but mouthwash as a preventative measure can help avoid the overuse of antibiotics. So if you want to take care of your teeth without resorting to more harmful treatments, start using mouthwash.

So what's next?

In order to prevent tooth infections, it is important to take care of your mouth and hygienic practices. By brushing and flossing regularly, taking care of your tongue, and not smoking or chewing tobacco, you will be able to prevent the development of dental caries and tooth decay.

Brite Family Dental is the place to go if you're looking for a comprehensive dental check-up. Make an appointment for yourself and your family at Brite Family Dental. 07 3359 1029

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We can help your teeth get back to best and stay healthy for the long term. Ask us about your next appointment and how we can help you. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your Practice?

Unit 1/236 Stafford Road, Stafford Qld 4053  - Find Us on Google Maps - Click Here

Do you offer Bulk Billing for children?

Yes. The Child Dental Benefits Scheme allows for children aged 2-17 years, who may be eligible for free dental treatment up to $1,013 over two years.  

Can I book online?

Absolutely. Click Here.

How much does your initial consultation cost?

Dr Feng will develop a treatment plan for your teeth based on a professional dental examination free of charge.. After you are happy with the suggested solutions, we will begin the treatment. 

Are Dental Plans available?

Yes, we have the option to refer you to Dental Members Australia interest-free plans. 

Can I pay with my Health Insurance?

We have many Health Insurance Partners, and we will gladly discuss this with you at your first consultation.   

What services do you offer?

We pride ourselves on our quality of dental services, from preventative dental to extensive dental rehabilitation. 

The services we provide include:

  • Comprehensive care
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Teeth Whitening
  • General Dentistry
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Hygiene

Are you a Member of the ADA?

Yes, we are members of both the Federal and Queensland branches of the Australian Dental Association.

How do I get in contact with you?

Dentist Brisbane - Brite Family Dental - Stafford - Come in and See us for all your Dental Needs. We have Payment Plans, Variety of Payment Methods, and we Bulk Bill for Children and Pensioners. 

Flexible Payment Options To Meet Your Needs

We have a range of payment options available making it easier for you to access cosmetic dentistry when you need it. Not when you can afford it. 


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