AN OPTIMAL GUIDE TO ORAL HYGIENE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Oral hygiene means maintaining the health of your teeth and gums by daily brushing, flossing, and visiting your oral hygiene dentist if needed. Taking care of your oral hygiene is a type of preventive dentistry that can solve dental problems in the initial stages and avoid severe consequences.

Good oral hygiene gives you a perfect and long-lasting smile your whole life.  At Glasshouse dental, there are multiple reasons why our oral hygiene dental services in Toronto can help you and your family.

We aim to provide high-quality dental services to our clients at economical rates so that oral health does not get ignored, as we know how oral health significantly affects overall health.

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR ORAL HYGIENE?

  • There are 700 bacteria species living between your teeth and gums and within your mouth.
  • These bacteria create toxins and acids from causing harm to the jaw, bone, and gums.
  • Keep in mind that bacteria do not just belong in your mouth.
  • The bacteria are also present throughout your circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Research has revealed that these bacteria can damage the cells which line the arteries that connect your heart.
  • It could lead to the hardening of arteries and cause various circulatory problems.

HOW CAN WE HELP TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ORAL HEALTH?

We have highly trained dental hygienists in Toronto who have treated patients at our clinic for over a decade.

  • Their primary goal is the well-being of your oral hygiene.
  • Their main task is recognizing the early warning signs of gum cancer and diseases.
  • The dental hygienists in Toronto also act as counselors and advisors who develop dental health programs and offer their patients advice on eating habits and lifestyles.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING A GHD HYGIENE APPOINTMENT?

1. ORAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT

Our dental hygienist begins the treatment by evaluating your dental and medical background to determine if any medical issues could impact your treatment. The dentist will extensively evaluate your neck, head, tongue, gums, and teeth to minimize issues during your dental treatment.

2. SCALING, ALSO CALLED PERIODONTAL DEBRIDEMENT

  • The hygienist will begin by removing calculus (tartar) and plaque.
  • Then the dentist will do scaling with hand instruments or ultrasonic instruments.

3. POLISHING AND REMOVAL OF STAIN

  • After the scaling procedure, the teeth are free to remove any remaining staining.
  • The dentist uses polishing paste and the polishing cup during the stain removal process.

4. TREATMENT WITH FLUORIDE AND DESENSITIZATION

  • Fluoride can help strengthen the teeth.
  • Many other substances can be considered to assist in reducing teeth sensitivity.
  • Based on the health of your gums and teeth, your dental hygienist in Toronto will create a customized dental hygiene routine for you during your visits.
  • They might also advise you regarding other dental health issues like minimizing sugar intake or quitting smoking.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR ORAL HYGIENE

There are different ways to protect your oral hygiene. By opting for the following ways, you can avoid severe oral problems or eliminate them in the early stages.

1. MOUTH GUARDS/SPORTS GUARDS

Mouthguards, also known as sports guards, can protect your mouth from injuries and help you avoid various oral problems. They are generally made from durable plastic shields and are also suitable for different kinds of sports, including:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Skateboarding
  • Hockey
  • Biking
  • Cycling or other physical activities that may cause injuries to your mouth

The hygienist will make impressions on your teeth. Within a few days, you will receive the custom-fitted mouthguard to your needs.

2. SEALANTS

  • Sealants are resin or substances that fill deep grooves along the biting surface of premolar and molar teeth.
  • It reduces the risk of teeth developing decay.

However, this preventative procedure is not ideal for everyone. Consult a hygienist to know if this procedure is suitable for you.

3. BRUSHING TIPS

  • Make use of toothpaste that contains fluoride. The fluoride in your toothpaste can protect your teeth from decay and cavities. It minimizes decay by enhancing the tooth’s hard outer layer.
  • Move the bristles towards the gum line, allowing them to cleanse your gums and teeth.
  • Brush your teeth in a gentle circular motion. 
  • Also, brush your tongue.
  • Try to use fluoride-based toothpaste to avoid periodontal diseases.
  • Use dental floss, a specially designed brush recommended by a dentist.
  • You can also try using a floss dispenser needle or a water flosser.

VISIT YOUR DENTIST FOR REGULAR CHECK-UPS FOR PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CLEANING

If you’re at greater risk of tooth decay (for example, if you have a dry mouth due to medications you use), Your dentist or dental hygiene Toronto professional may provide you with a fluoride-based treatment such as a foam or an oral varnish during the treatment process. Moreover, If you are at a higher risk of contracting gum disease due to an illness (diabetes), your might need to visit your dentist more often.

A well-balanced and well-nutritional diet is essential. Moreover, for better oral health, you should minimize the consumption of sugary or starchy items. If plaque remains untreated, it may get hard under the gum line, irritating the gums. Due to the accumulation of plaque, the gums start to swell, turn red, and bleed. These can be the symptoms of gingivitis. 

  • The only method to get rid of plaque or tartar is to get your teeth cleaned by dentists or dental hygienists.
  • If you do not remove tartar, gingivitis can worsen and cause more severe gum (periodontal) diseases. Sometimes, gingivitis becomes a cause of bleeding gums, sores, painful chewing issues, loose and weakened teeth, and tooth loss.

FAQ’s

WHY IS ORAL HYGIENE SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WELL-BEING OF YOUR OVERALL HEALTH?

The accumulation of bacteria in your mouth can cause serious health problems. Research has shown that untreated and prolonged oral diseases ultimately become a reason for various chronic health issues. So taking care of your oral health and avoiding overall health problems is really necessary.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE GOOD ORAL HYGIENE?

Various signs show good and well-maintained oral hygiene. A person with good oral hygiene does not suffer from issues like bad breath, teeth sensitivity, or bleeding gums.

HOW CAN YOU DEEP CLEAN YOUR TEETH?

If you brush and floss regularly, two times a day or after every meal, you can keep your gums and teeth clean and healthy and can avoid periodontal problems from the start.