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Hong Kong dentist explains the impact of dental care on your overall health

Oral health care is critical. Not only does it lead to a happy and healthy smile, it has also been linked to the overall health and wellbeing of patients. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Titania Tong understands the link between good oral care and good health and helps to ensure that her patients have both.

According to Dr. Tong, the key to good oral care is to follow the basics. While many patients understand that brushing and flossing should be a daily habit, many tend to go through the motions of brushing instead of taking the time to do it effectively and thoroughly. Further, many patients skip flossing for a few minutes of sleep. If this sounds familiar, it's important to note that patients who practice good brushing and flossing habits every day tend to have fewer dental problems than those who skip the practice. Brushing removes food particles and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth, while flossing removes the same particles from in between the teeth where your brush simply cannot reach. Left alone, this bacteria can quickly grow and cause damage in the form of gum disease and tooth decay.

Along with good at-home care, visiting your dentist every six months is critical to keeping your mouth healthy. These visits provide you with a professional cleaning by a trained professional using advanced equipment to better clean your teeth, remove any built up tartar, and address those hard-to-reach areas. It also gives your dentist a chance to examine your mouth to identify any trouble areas that need to be treated early.

Additionally, patients who want to make sure that the health of their mouth is in top shape, should also watch their nutrition habits. Foods and beverages that are high in sugar content can damage the teeth leading to cavities and gum disease. On the other hand, foods that are high in water content such as crunchy vegetables are good for the health of your mouth and your body.

With the health of your mouth, and your body, at stake, remember the importance of dental care. Call the Hong Kong office of Dr. Tong today to schedule an appointment and be on your way to a happier, healthier smile.

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My Code Of Practice

Provide mercury free dentistry using a mercury safety protocol. As recommended by International Association of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT)
Holistic dentist who treats patients as a whole person to promote general well being.
I work with nutritional and detoxification specialists who will provide added advice and information on overall wellness.
I keep time. By allocating sufficient time for specific treatments will ensure a job well done and patient never feel rushed.
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Dr. Tong Reviewed by
Shona Murray
Having recently undergone major orthognathic surgery followed by orthodontic treatment, I am currently consulting Dr Tong with regard to the final stage of my bite correction. Dr Tong has taken time to present to me the various treatment options, each designed to give optimum results in the most cost effective manner. After many consultations, she continues to be committed to achieving my desired functional and cosmetic results and I have no hesitation in recommending her services for all manner of dental treatment.
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