Dental Hygiene & Prevention
Dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are important for preventing gum disease. At Kerhoulas Dental in Mississauga our team of dentists and hygienists provide thorough teeth cleaning during every appointment.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
We all have teeth – and we all want to keep them for life! The two primary causes of tooth loss, decay and gum disease, are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Proper dental hygiene can dramatically minimize, if not prevent, both of these problems.
Preventing Tooth Decay
The vast majority of dental disease can be prevented, but only through the consistent practice of good oral hygiene and some specific preventive interventions.
Some ways to prevent tooth decay include fluoride treatments directly applied by your dentist, exposure to fluoride in other ways like fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash and the application of dental sealants.
When you book a checkup at our Mississauga office, our dentists and professional dental team will help you learn more about proper brushing and flossing, gum disease, tooth decay, dental sealants and the relationship between smoking and dental disease.
Some elements of proper dental hygiene include:
- Brushing twice a day.
- Eating a balanced diet.
- Limiting between-meal snacks.
- And seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam!