How To Enhance Your Oral Hygiene Routine

We all know it’s important to have “good oral health.” The question is, how do we achieve it, and why?  At Erinwood Dental, we believe knowledge is key to owning a beautiful smile! By following these basic steps, you will be setting yourself up for a clean bill of oral health, and a beautiful smile! 

Cover The Basics

Oral health has a strong connection to our overall health. This is why it’s very important to master the basics, and keep your mouth fresh and germ free! Let’s start with what we all know, brushing and flossing. You should be brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Before your nightly brush, make sure you floss beforehand. By doing this, you are breaking up food debris and germs in your gum line, ensuring that you thoroughly cleaned your mouth for the day!

Visiting our clinic  for regular cleanings is also very important. Even though you try your best, there is only so much brushing and flossing can achieve! Over time, all the small parts that get missed can worsen. As bacteria builds into plaque, this can harden over time and become what is known as “tartar”. This is a tough substance that can lead to periodontal disease, and can only be removed by our team of dental professionals! 

 

Extra Steps

It’s always important to be thorough when it comes to oral health. Make sure you are brushing with flouride toothpaste, and always contact our team if you notice any sudden changes in your mouth. Foods that are hard for your teeth’s enamel, such as carbohydrates and sugar, should be limited. As well as alcohol intake and smoking. These extra tips can make a world of a difference with your smile!

 

Come Visit Us In The GTA!

Dr. A, Dr. K, and our team would love to meet you! With Dundas and Eglington offices, we are here to serve Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. We offer a variety of services such as Invisalign, cosmetic, and family dentistry! Fill out our online form and request an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you, and giving you the smile of your dreams!

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