Oral health: your dentist knows best!

February 19, 2016

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of good oral health and hygiene. Having a healthy mouth, gums and teeth begins with a tried-and-true routine. Follow these recommendations from the Canadian Dental Association:

Oral health: your dentist knows best!
  • Brush your teeth (and tongue) at least twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush
  • Floss every day
  • Maintain a healthy diet by limiting your consumption of foods and drinks that are heavy in sugar and carbs
  • Stop smoking, if applicable
  • Inspect your mouth on a regular basis (gums, tongue, teeth, breath, roof of mouth, inside of cheeks) in order to identify any potential symptoms of an oral disease
  • Consult your dentist at least once a year on a preventative basis, and more frequently if you have any oral health problems

Your dentist and his surrounding team of oral care specialists can help you maintain a healthy mouth. Reach out to them if you have any concerns.

Aesthetic dental care: denturists can give you a confident smile

Have you lost the desire to show off those pearly whites? Regain your confidence and smile back at life by consulting a denturist. This oral care specialist is highly trained in the creation, installation and adjustment of all kinds of denture prosthetics.

Your denturist will guide you through the treatment by assessing your needs, from creating a customized plan to providing you with advice on how to care for your prosthetic.

Whether your needs are of an aesthetic or functional nature, many reasons may prompt your visit to a denturist:

  • To protect your natural teeth by making sure they don’t shift positions due to missing teeth
  • To facilitate chewing and digestion, avoiding related health issues
  • To gain self-confidence
  • To slow the premature aging of facial features due to jawbone resorption
  • To create a customized mouth guard for sports, avoiding potential loss of teeth

Did you know?

  • Going to the dentist has benefits well beyond the aesthetic, so be sure to pencil in a schedule as per your dentist's recommendation.
  • According to the Canadian Dental Association, there is a link between oral health problems and other general health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems and strokes.
  • Because they affect the way we eat, talk and carry ourselves in society, oral health issues can influence our overall well-being. So don’t brush it off and visit your dentist regularly.
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