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Preventative Dentistry Steps That You Can Take At Home

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Preventative dentistry is defined as “the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy.” It is most commonly used to ward off common oral care concerns such as enamel wear, gum disease, and cavities, which, in turn, can yield more unfavourable health conditions if left untreated.

While preventative dentistry includes visiting a dentist a minimum of twice per year in order to receive a professional analysis of your mouth’s current state, preventative dentistry starts at home in order to maintain a healthy smile between visits.

Preventative Dentistry Steps That You Can Take At Home Starting Today

The following are preventative dentistry steps that you can take at home starting today:

  • Brush your teeth and tongue with a fluoride toothpaste a minimum of twice per day, preferably AM and PM. This can be increased to be after each meal as well
  • Limit sugary and acid foods and drinks that will wear down your teeth’s enamel
  • Floss thoroughly alongside each brushing session
  • Brush in gentle circular motions to avoid inflaming the surrounding gums
  • Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head a minimum of every 12 months to mitigate the risk of bacteria build-up
  • Self-analyze your mouth periodically to take note of any changes, which may be early warnings signs of cavities or gum disease
  • Visit Dentistry On Danforth a minimum of twice per year to receive professional guidance on how to best care for your teeth (as well as receive professional cleanings and treatments)

Dentistry On Danforth Is Here to Help You Get (and Keep!) The Smile of Your Dreams

Each time you visit Dentistry On Danforth, you will receive a preliminary check-up. This is a form of preventative dentistry that ensures that our team stays on top of any and all changes to your oral health which, in turn, diversifies your treatment options later down the line if treatment is required.

Coming in for periodic professional cleanings will bolster an already-strong oral care routine by removing stubborn plaque and bacteria. The result? A healthier, whiter smile for longer!
Book your next (or first) appointment with us today for more professional advice and treatment.

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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