Community Dental educational resources

This page provides educational resources to prepare you for your dental appointment.

If you start to experience dental pain, please call us, even if you are already waiting for an appointment.

Oral Health Information

Having healthy teeth takes a lot of care so by take the right steps each day you can help prevent future problems.

Brushing your teeth

To look after your teeth you will need a toothbrush and something to clean between your teeth, this could be floss, flossettes or interproximal brushes.

You should brush your teeth and gums twice a day and clean between them once a day.

Brushing before bed gets rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day.

The way you brush is also important — in fact, doing a poor job of brushing your teeth and gums can be almost as bad as not brushing at all.

Choose a soft toothbrush, as a medium or hard tooth brush will damage teeth and gums. Plaque is soft and comes of easily. You do not need to scrub.

Take your time, moving the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove plaque.


Mouthwash is not necessary. It does not replace brushing or flossing. You only need a mouth rinse if it was prescribed by a dental professional or a doctor.

Drink more water

Try and Drink more water. Water continues to be the best drink for your overall health — and this includes your oral health. Water can help wash away some of the sticky and acidic foods and drinks from your mouth.

Eat clean

Where possible Limit sugary foods. Ultimately, sugar converts into acid in the mouth, this can lead to decay or holes in your teeth. While we are not saying you have to avoid such foods altogether, it doesn’t hurt to be mindful, try and reduce your snacking between meals.

Protect your teeth

Make sure you Protect your teeth from injury. Make sure you wear a mouth guard or full-face helmet when playing sports.

If you are looking for more information to help look after your teeth please click on these links for extra information:

Dental health education services 

We can come and visit you with our dental chair and provide Dental Screenings and Education sessions

We visit:

  • Preschools
  • Primary and School Secondary Schools
  • Aged Care and Disability Services

If you would like a visit, contact your nearest clinic to request a screening and education session.