13 Surprisingly Easy Tips for a Healthier Smile

‘One smile can melt a heart’. Make your smile the prettiest of all by practising good oral hygiene. It does not take much of an effort to keep that radiant sheen on your face. A great smile not only adds up to your personality but also makes you look more confident.

If you keep your gums and teeth strong, you’ll be able to get a healthier smile. Oral hygiene is a major part of your overall hygiene. Thus, you just need to maintain a routine for oral care, and the result will be amazing.

Easy Tips for a Healthier Smile

  1. Twice-Yearly Dental Check-ups

Do you visit your dentist every four to six months? If you don’t, then schedule your appointment with your dentist as routine dental health exams are important for oral care. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and address if there is any potential issue. Your dentist will also clean up your gums and teeth to remove added plaque.

Dental checkups are a must to maintain oral hygiene. You also have a choice of scheduling a teeth-cleaning session after every six months.

  1. Don’t Brush Right After Eating

To keep your smile healthier, you must brush your teeth at least two times a day.  Use a soft-bristled brush that helps to remove the plaque from teeth. But don’t brush right after eating. You must wait for some time before you brush your teeth. Ideally, its best to brush your teeth early in the morning and when you are going to sleep.

  1. Floss Daily and Before You Brush

Flossing is equally important and is one of the best ways to maintain oral hygiene. Flossing helps to remove the plaque between the teeth and gums where a brush can’t reach. Ideally, it is good to floss at least three times a day to take care of teeth and gums. However, do floss before you brush your teeth to get effective results for your dental health.

  1. Stay Hydrated

For a healthier smile, rely on water. Drink a lot of water as it helps to flush the teeth clean and prevent tooth decay. Choose water with a recommended dose of fluoride. Most bottled water contains no fluoride at all. You need to choose a healthy level of fluoride that promotes dental health and prevent tooth decay.

When you consume sugary drinks or acidic drinks, it increases the decay rates. Water acts as the best source to prevent decay or plaque, so it is important to drink at least two litres of water daily.

  1. Eat Right

Sugar-coated sweets and desserts are tempting for sure, but sweets can affect your teeth badly. Sweets, when mixed with the bacteria of your mouth, tend to release acids, which causes not only tooth decay but also cavities.

If you have a sweet tooth, you must stick to healthy fruits that have a natural sweetness. Have a balanced diet plan with green veggies and fruits daily. Also, when you eat something sweet, rinse your mouth with water to prevent the decay.

Further reading: Best and Worst Foods For Your Teeth [Infographic]

  1. Fix Missing Teeth

With the advancement in dentistry, you’ll be able to get a perfect solution for your missing teeth. If a missing tooth is affecting your smile, then dental implant services is a good option. Get your missing teeth replaced or opt for a cap. The choice is yours. You’ll also be surprised by the different options that are available for missing teeth.

Go here to read more about dental implants.

  1. Use an Electric Toothbrush

Buying a superior quality electric toothbrush is the most effective way to maintain oral hygiene. You need to buy a toothbrush that is effective in removing the plaque from between and at the same time is comfortable to use.

Soft-bristled electric brushes are good if your gums are sensitive. Hard bristled brushes are good for overall cleaning. Don’t choose stiffer bristles as they can wear off the enamel from teeth.

  1. Don’t Bite into Hard Things

Many foods directly or indirectly affect the teeth causing problems, especially spicy and hard foods. You need to watch out for some food like pasta, snack bars, sweet bars, and other hard foods. Many processed foods also have added sugars. So, when you buy a product, you should always check for labels. Consume these foods in a moderate amount if you want to maintain good oral hygiene. Also, avoid sweet diet sodas as it can affect your teeth.

  1. Protect Your Teeth during Impact Sports

If you are into impact sports and don’t want to lose your teeth, then you need to wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard is specially designed for people who play impact sports. You won’t suffer any possible injury, and your teeth will stay protected.

  1. Try Teeth Whitening

Don’t worry if your teeth are pale white or yellow. You could try teeth whitening options that are available with the dentist. The advanced teeth whitening solutions ensure that your smile is brighter and whiter.The procedure makes your teeth shine naturally so that you can smile more radiantly. If you think your teeth need a whitening session, do schedule an appointment today.

  1. Sleeping Habits

Your sleeping habits can affect your oral health. Inadequate sleep can cause oral dryness or dry mouth. Dry mouth is a major risk factor for cavities. The saliva in the mouth naturally washes off the teeth and combats the bacteria. This is not possible with a dry mouth condition, so you need to address this condition as soon as possible.

Teeth grinding condition is also known to disturb your sleep, so oral hygiene is important for restful sleeping.

  1. Quit Smoking

Smoking not only erodes your gums but also turns your teeth yellow. So if you are a regular smoker and wondering why your teeth lack natural shine, you know the reason now. Smoking tends to create a ripe environment for bacteria and causes tooth decay over time. Smoking also harms the gum tissues and degrades tooth health, thus causing tooth loss.

Excessive smoking can cause staining on your teeth, which will eventually affect your smile. Smoking damages the gums and causes large pockets around the teeth, so you need to quit smoking as its the best way to maintain your oral hygiene.

  1. Maintain a Good General and Oral Health

Do you know conditions like high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes affect the dental health and appearance of a smile? Diabetes also causes various gum related diseases if left untreated.

You need to improve your health through various preventive methods. Have a balanced diet and exercise daily for controlling high blood pressure and diabetes. Follow a strict diet to prevent obesity. When you improve your health conditions, you’ll be able to improve the health of your gums and teeth, which will result in a healthier smile.

Wrapping up,

If your smile is healthy, it’ll make you look good. And, who does not wish to look good, right? You need to visit your dentist often so that there is no issue related to your teeth.

You should pay special attention to your oral hygiene and brush your teeth properly. Flossing is a task for many people, but its the best way to remove the plaque that generally sits between the teeth.

A toothbrush may not always remove the plaque, so flossing and rinsing your mouth with a mouth wash is the best way to keep your teeth clean. Also, stay happy and positive, and that’ll make your smile brighter. And yes, don’t forget to smile often!

For any other dental health query, contact Oris Dental, you local Sunshine Coast Dentist.

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Adarsh (Principal Dentist)


Adarsh (A-Dash) is the principal dentist at Oris Dental. Adarsh graduated as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Mumbai (Bombay, India). He entered private practice as an assistant dentist in one of the leading practices in Mumbai from 1996-2002. The practice offered all aspects of dentistry with the exception of Orthodontics. This prompted Adarsh to pursue a post graduate degree in Orthodontics and successfully completed the 3 year Full time the master’s program from University of Mumbai (Bombay, India) in 2005. Since then, Adarsh has been in private practice both as a general dentist and an orthodontist. He also served as teaching faculty at University in Mumbai for 3 yrs and when in India, he has been ‘the dentist’ to many dentists!! In 2008, Adarsh took the Australian Dental Council exam for direct recognition of his skill in Australia. He successfully completed the exams in the first attempt and moved to Australia early 2009. He has been in private practice in Australia since Jan 2009. Oris Dental was set up in Minyama in 2011. Oris Dental is now over 8 years old and is growing to be a well-respected practice in the area. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic dentistry Dental implants and Orthodontics. Adarsh hopes to use all the experience he has gained in the past 22 years, to offer the best in dentistry to all his patients in this practice. Adarsh believes in spreading smiles and has successfully designed smiles and in doing so improved the lives and self-confidence of many Sunshine Coast locals (Take a look at our Smile gallery!). Adarsh is an active member of the Australian Dental Association since 2009 He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics in Mumbai University before moving to Australia. He is a Life member of the Indian Dental Association, serving as the General Secretary of the Association (Mumbai City Chapter) 2007-2009 He is Life member of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He is Candidate for Membership Examination MRACDS (Ortho) and plans to complete his membership exams soon. Adarsh is also currently pursuing his Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh). Adarsh has recently complete intensive training in implant placement and restoration in Neoss and TRI (Swiss) Implant system. He is married to Prachi for 15yrs and they have a 11 yr old son – Aarjav, a little daughter Aria who has just started prep and Daisy the mad Lab pup! He is currently learning to play Tennis and Badminton and loves watching the cricket!

Prachi (Owner/ Dentist)


Prachi is the director, part time dentist at Oris Dental. Prachi graduated in 2002 from Nair hospital dental college, Mumbai (Bombay, India), one of the leading dental schools in Asia. She then worked in multiple private practices across Mumbai (Bombay, India). While working as a dentist in various practices she picked up the positives from them and implemented them into this practice at Oris Dental. She is very friendly by nature and is particularly good at handling children, preventive dentistry and hygiene. Prachi moved to Australia in 2009. Prachi has there on completed her Australian Dental council exams successfully in early 2011 and is now ready to bring in her 12 years of experience to Oris Dental. Prachi also serves as a part time dentist at the Oral Health Services Sunshine Coast in Caloundra Kawana and Nambour as needed.

Davina (Dentist)


Davina has been a part of our family since 2014. After completing her bachelor’s degree from the University of Queensland, Davina has been in private practice in an around the Sunshine coast for a year before joining us full time. Davina shows exemplary skills in building a great relationship and rapport with her patients and is well regarded by her peers. Davina is very highly regarded by her current patients. Davina currently works 3 days a week.

Lise Slack (Dental Hygienist)

Lise Stack

Our dental hygienist Lise Slack is a trained member of the dental team who works together with your dentist in preventing gum diseases and dental decay.

Lise joined OrisDental in 2015 and has worked extensively in private specialist practices. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1982 and has had specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities.

Lise’s dad was a professor in dentistry and this is where her love of teeth comes from. She has invented two specialist oral care products which are available in Australia and several international countries. Lise has also lectured at international dental conferences on the maintenance of dental implants and how to help patients care for their teeth once they have contracted periodontitis.

Both adults and children can benefit from having an appointment with a dental hygienist as they are taught how dental diseases occur and how it can be prevented or managed.

Lise is married to Sam and they have two daughters. They value their family time and love adventurous outdoor sports.

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jess has been a part of Oris Dental from the outset in 2011. Always cheerful and welcoming Jess is the star amongst our patients at our practice. If you cannot find Jess in the practice she will be at the beach!


Kaela (Receptionist)

Debra (Receptionist)

Kaela arrived at our practice in early 2021. Coming from eight years of retail experience in Northern NSW, she loves working with people and assisting in any way she can. Kaela has also just finished her training as a dental assistant. You will immediately fall in love with her happy, bubbly personality.

Abby (Sr. Dental Assistant)

Abby (Dental Assistant)

Abby is originally from Hervey Bay, but she has been calling the Sunshine Coast home with her husband and two kids for the past four and a half years. Abby completed her cert III in dental assisting in 2015 and is looking to further her studies In the near future. Abby enjoys camping, playing guitar, and travelling
the world with her family.

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    Dr. Param Dass

    Dr. Param Dass

    Param Dass graduated with a Bachelor in Dentistry from the University of Otago, NZ in 2005. He went on to complete his Bachelor in Medicine from the University of Auckland NZ in 2010.

    Param started working part time in our practice since 2015 with special interest in surgical procedures including Dental implants and bone grafting procedures, Surgical extractions including Wisdom teeth and other minor surgical procedures.

    Param is well known for being gentle and caring in treating patients with dental anxiety and maintains a calm demeanour.

    He is also well trained in working with patients with various levels of anxiety, offering dental treatment under Happy Gas, Twilight sedation or under Full general anaesthetic.

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Brayden hails from North Queensland, having completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU Cairns, practicing in Hobart and outreach dentistry from Mount Isa over the course of his studies. He has worked with us since 2020. Brayden enjoys becoming a part of a community and enjoys the outdoors and sport in his spare
    time. Having only recently moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Brayden is enthusiastic and well versed in all aspects of basic general dentistry and looks forward to bringing North Queensland hospitality to the South East.



    Briar stated off as a trainee dental assistant in our practice mid-2020. She is the youngest member of our practice and is rapidly becoming an integral part of team Oris. Briar completed her Certificate 3 in our practice in 2021 and works full time Dental assistant at Oris Dental.



    Drew is Oris Dental’ newest member, who has only recently moved from his hometown of Rockhampton. He is our Oral Health Therapist, who specializes in oral health education, general check-ups, fillings and more!
    He loves a good chat and a laugh at work. He prioritizes patient’s comfort and likes to encourage an environment where everyone feels a sense of security and safety in the dental setting. When Drew isn’t at work you’ll find him having a refreshing swim at the beach or having his usual dirty chai at his local cafe.



    Jasmine joined our practice in November 2021 and works with our Oral Health Therapist Drew. Jasmine is new to dental assistance, however is quickly taking on any and all challenges that come her way! She loves animals, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids. Welcome to the team!



    Brooke is originally from Brisbane but has been living on the coast since 2017. She brings over 15 years of experience in the dental industry and has had the opportunity to work in London and Melbourne for the Royal Flying Doctors. Brooke enjoys surfing, scuba diving and exploring the many things that the Sunny Coast has to offer.