As a Downtown Calgary Dentist providing Dental Hygiene services, we know the benefits of educating our patients about Dental Hygiene and the importance of a Regular Preventative Hygiene Program. Our goal is to help you and your family have full oral health for a lifetime!
We feel it is important to focus on your dental hygiene as it is the process where you maintain proper dental care to avoid oral health problems. It is recommended that you see your dentist and dental hygienist at least twice a year. However, your own home care is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. A good home care regimen supplemented by regular dental check-up and cleanings is the best way to prevent dental emergencies.
GOOD DENTAL HYGIENE IS PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND REDUCES THE RISK OF ORAL DISEASE…
- Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly. Eat a well-balanced diet and avoid excess sugar.
- Check your gums. Look for red, shiny, puffy, sore or sensitive gums; bleeding when you brush and floss; bad breath that won’t go away..
- Don’t smoke. If you smoke, talk to your dentist today about how tobacco is affecting your oral heath and appearance. Tobacco is a major cause of tooth loss through gum disease. Smoking can lead to serious problems like oral cancer.
- See your dentist regularly. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are the best way to prevent problems and unnecessary expense. Don’t wait until it hurts.
Brushing with fluoride toothpaste is recommended at least twice a day to remove plaque and the remnants of food and drink from our teeth and gums. Flossing once a day is an essential practice to avoid gum disease and preventing tooth decay. An oral rinse also helps promote good oral hygiene as it will reduce oral discomfort, provide moisture to oral tissues and help with bad breath. More therapeutic oral rinses can be anti-plaque, anti-cavity, anti-tarter, and anti-bacterial and are all good at preventing oral health problems. Ask your Burgess Dental Clinic professional what they recommend for you.
Practicing the above oral hygiene habits are great ways to maintain proper oral health. But good habits alone will not remove all the plaque that builds up over time. This is why it is necessary to see your dentist and dental hygienist regularly to remove the plaque in order to most effectively lower your risk of toothaches, cavities, periodontal disease or even the loss of all your teeth. By removing plaque you reduce your chances of needing root canals, tooth extractions, dental bridges, crowns and more.