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2 Mar, 2023

Dental Hygiene is an area we often neglect. We don’t pay much attention to it, learn more about our teeth until they start to ache, but with most things in life, maintenance is important. I had a chat to Jeanne, she’s a dental hygienist in Swakopmund and we will bring you questions and answers over the next few weeks. 

How do I achieve good oral hygiene?

Our teeth are some of our best assets. Keeping them healthy and strong not only
helps us keep those assets for our entire lives, but can help prevent many other
medical conditions as well.

The best way to keep your mouth and teeth strong and
healthy is to develop a thorough oral hygiene routine that includes regular brushing
and flossing, watching what we put in our mouths, and seeing a dentist on a regular


What are the long-term effects of bad oral hygiene?

Potential long term effects of poor oral hygiene are:

Increased risk of serious oral inflammation and infection tooth decay, cavities, gum disease and tooth
loss, a depressed immune system – opening the door to other types of disease.

Social and psychological difficulties due to poor personal hygiene and appearance.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

12 – 16 weeks

Next edition we will answer more questions.

Here’s Jeanne’s contact details for more information or to make an appointment:

Telephone: 064 402 828

Stadtmitte Building No 17, First Floor, Swakopmund 



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