AN OPTIMAL GUIDE TO ORAL HYGIENE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

There are many reasons why oral hygiene services in Toronto will benefit you and your family. There are even more reasons to take care of dental hygiene than you could’ve ever imagined- The reason we recommend regular preventative Cleanings

THERE ARE 700 POSSIBLE REASONS:

  • 700 is the total number of bacteria species that live between your teeth and gums and within your mouth.
  • The process of removing the bacteria every three to six months by an extensive, professional clean stops the glasses.
  • Toxins and acids that these bacteria create from causing harm to the jaw, bone, and gums.

REASON 701

  • Be aware that bacteria do not just belong in your mouth.
  • They are present throughout your circulatory system, including your brain.
  • In the past 25 years, research has demonstrated that these bacteria can damage the cells which line the arteries that connect your heart.
  • It could lead to the hardening of arteries.

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

It is important to note that they have highly trained Glasshouse Dental certified oral health professionals who have been treating patients at the clinic for over a decade, which means that our patients have managed to develop relationships with their dental hygienists.

  • Their primary goal is the well-being of good oral hygiene.
  • Their task is to recognize the early warning signs of gum cancer and gum disease.
  • They also serve as counselors and advisors when developing dental health programs and offer advice on eating habits and lifestyles to their patients.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GO TO A GHD HYGIENE APPOINTMENT?

ORAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT

Our hygienist starts by looking over your dental and medical background to determine whether any medical issues could impact the treatment you receive.

The dentist will evaluate the neck and head extensively, your tongue, gums, teeth, and any issues during your dental examination.

SCALING (PROFESSIONALLY CALLED PERIODONTAL DEBRIDEMENT)

  • The hygienist will begin by removing calculus and plaque.
  • The dentist will do scaling with hand instruments or ultrasonic instruments.

POLISHING AND REMOVAL OF STAIN

  • After the scaling procedure, the teeth are then free to remove any remaining staining.
  • Using polishing paste and the polishing cup is essential.

TREATMENT WITH FLUORIDE AND DESENSITIZATION

  • Fluoride can help strengthen the teeth and reduce the causes of the generalization of the tooth’s enamel.
  • Many other substances can be employed to assist in reducing their sensitivity.

ORAL HYGIENE INSTRUCTION

  • Based on the health of your gums and teeth, your dental hygienist will create a customized dental hygiene routine for you during your visits.
  • They might also advise you regarding other dental health issues like reducing sugar intake and quitting smoking.

MOUTH GUARDS/SPORTS GUARDS

Mouthguards, also known as sports guards, safeguard to protect your mouth. This durable plastic shield is suitable for kinds of sports, including

  • Basketball,
  • Football,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Skateboarding,
  • Hockey,
  • Biking,
  • Cycling, or any activities that may cause injuries to your mouth.

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

SEALANTS

  • Sealants are a resin that fills in deep grooves along the biting surface of premolar and molar teeth.
  • It reduces the risk of teeth developing decay.
  • This preventative procedure isn’t ideal for everyone. Talk to your hygienist if this procedure is suitable for you.

BRUSHING TIPS

  • Make use of toothpaste that contains fluoride. The fluoride in your toothpaste protects your teeth from decay (cavities). It stops decay by enhancing the tooth’s hard outer layer.
  • Move the bristles towards the gum line, allowing them to cleanse the teeth and gums.
  • Use gentle circular movements. Be careful not to scrub in a circular motion.
  • Brush your tongue.

HELPFUL TIPS

Follow these steps to keep your gums and teeth well-maintained:

  • Brush your teeth two times each day with Fluoride-based toothpaste.
  • Make use of dental floss, a specially designed brush, or a plastic recommended by a dentist.
  • You can also try using a floss dispenser floss needle as well as a water flosser.

Visit your dentist for regular check-ups or professional dental cleaning.

  • If you’re at greater risk of tooth decay (for example, if you have dry mouth due to medications you use), Your dentist or dental hygiene professional may provide you with a fluoride-based treatment such as an oral varnish or foam during the appointment.
  • If you’re at a higher risk of developing gum disease due to an illness (diabetes), your dentist might need to visit you more often.
  • Get fluoridated water. Drinking water with the proper amount of fluoride can protect your teeth all day long.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking increases the risk of developing gum disease.
  • A well-balanced and balanced diet is essential. Reduce sweets and sweet drinks like soda.

CLEAN BETWEEN YOUR TEETH

Cleaning between teeth to eliminate plaque is also a part of a healthy oral hygiene routine.

  • If plaque remains untreated in its entirety, it may get hard under the gum line, which can irritate the gums.
  • The gums turn swelling, red, and could easily bleed.
  • These are symptoms of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild type of gum disease.
  • You can reverse it by regular brushing and flossing.

If plaque remains over your tooth for too long, it may become hard. The plaque that has hardened is known as tartar or calculus.

  • The only method to get rid of tartar is to get your teeth cleaned by dentists or dental hygienists.
  • If you do not remove tartar isn’t removed, gingivitis could worsen and cause more severe gum (periodontal) disease. In the advanced phases, gingivitis leads to bleeding gums, sores, painful chewing issues, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss.
  • Floss to get rid of food particles and plaque from your teeth.

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