Dental Hygiene & Prevention in Toronto
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.
Keep your teeth for life!
The Importance of Dental Hygiene and Prevention in Toronto
There are usually 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 minimized through proper dental hygiene.
Proper dental hygiene can include:
- Brushing twice a day
- Eating a balanced diet
- Reducing sugar consumption
- Limiting between-meal snacks
- Seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam!
Additional preventive methods can 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.
Dental diseases can be prevented, but usually only through the consistent practice of the prevention methods discussed.
Our dental team in Toronto can help you learn more about proper brushing and flossing, gum disease, tooth decay, and the relationship between these properties.