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Preventive Dentistry Options at Dentistry on Danforth

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We offer preventative dentistry options here at Dentistry on Danforth to ensure that your smile stays bright, healthy, and strong for life.

But what do we specifically offer in the way of preventive dentistry? What benefits does it yield? In today’s blog, we answer your preventive dentistry-related FAQs… and more!

What is the Definition of Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is defined as “the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.”

As recommended by the Canadian Dental Association, there are a variety of at-home and professional preventive dentistry measures one should take. At home, these include:

  • Brushing your teeth a minimum of twice a day for two minutes a time
  • Flossing at least once per day
  • Rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash daily
  • Limiting acidic and sugary foods and beverages
  • Paying attention to visible or sensitivity-related oral abnormalities 
  • Visiting the dentist for a check-up a minimum of every six months
  • Calling your dentist immediately if a dental emergency arises

Why Do Preventative Dentistry Options Matter? Here’s How Dentistry on Danforth Can Help

When new or pre-existing patients come in for a cleaning, we arm them with all of the know-how necessary to maintain a healthy smile… even when health or circumstances makes it so they can’t come in to see us as frequently as would be ideal!

The dental care team here at Dentistry on Danforth utilize advanced digital radiography to detect and treat early forms of tooth decay to circumvent more severe or numerous complications from occurring down the road. After all, preventive dentistry is centered around ensuring that any dental concerns you may have do not worsen.

Alongside our advanced digital radiography, our team:

  • Carefully examines your mouth to determine if there are any concerns visible to the naked eye
  • Treats each patient to a thorough cleaning
  • Encourages healthy at-home habits and frequent dental check-ups to avoid uncomfortable, laborious, and/or expensive dental treatments in the future

Reach Out Today to Book Your Next (Or First!) Appointment With Us

Our team is always here to field your questions, comments, or appointment bookings. Contact us today to book your next (or first!) appointment with us. 

Written by Dr. Kostas Papadopoulos

Dr. Kostas Papadopoulos received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 after completing 3 years of biochemistry and the 4-year program in dentistry. He enjoys continuing education and has attended numerous rehabilitative and cosmetic dentistry programs, including courses taught by Dr. John Kois.

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