The Australian Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, and flossing once per day.
Some patients require alternative or extra measures to maintain their oral health.
This might involve:
For example of a tailored dental oral hygiene plan consider this patient:
“Mrs Jones is a 70 year old woman of generally good health but has a history of breast cancer which was treated with radiotherapy. This resulted in a dry mouth because her salivary glands were damaged from this treatment. She also has mild osteoarthritis.
She has a dental bridge on two implants, and many fillings. She has a historically moderate decay rate.”
An oral hygiene plan for this patient would include;
Electric toothbrush with standard toothpaste twice daily.
Piksters and or floss with a handle to help with Arthritis.
Saliva substitute mouthrinse daily.
Waterpik for under dental implant bridge.
Regular dental checkups.