Hygiene & Prevention
At Riverdale Dental in Toronto, we understand the importance of maintaining a strong and proper dental hygiene and prevention routine. The purpose of this is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy today and every day, eliminating the occurrence of gum disease and tooth decay.
Keep your teeth for life!
The Importance of Dental Hygiene and Prevention
The two primary causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease. Decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Both of these problems can be dramatically minimized, if not prevented, through proper dental hygiene.
Proper dental hygiene includes:
- Brushing twice a day
- Eating a balanced diet
- reducing sugar consumption
- Limiting between-meal snacks
- And seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam!
Additional preventive methods include the application of dental sealants and exposure to fluoride in the form of fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, or fluoride treatments directly applied by your dentist.
The vast majority of dental disease can be prevented, but only through the consistent practice of the prevention methods discussed.
Our professional dental team in Toronto will help you learn more about proper brushing and flossing, gum disease, tooth decay, and the relationship between these properties.