It is no secret, the best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is to brush your teeth daily in addition to flossing properly. Periodontal disease and cavities are both a direct result of bacterial plaque that adheres to your teeth and over time, in the absence of good dental hygiene, turn into tartar. By brushing and flossing daily, you can eliminate these germs and help prevent periodontal disease and cavities.
If you discover painful areas while you are brushing your teeth or have questions about oral care at home, we invite you to contact Parliament Hill Dental today at (613) 233-1118. It is our pleasure to answer all your questions.
Mouthwashes are used in conjunction with brushing and flossing and can reduce the chance of cavities by up to 40%. Although anti-tartar toothpaste reduces tartar above the gum line, gum disease often begins below it. Mouthwashes can, therefore, help control early gum disease if used in conjunction with brushing and flossing. If your teeth are particularly sensitive, consult our dental team. They may recommend a medicated toothpaste or mouthwash specially designed for sensitive teeth.
Remember, mouthwashes are not recommended for children under six years of age.
Prolonged exposure to foods and drinks with high sugar content can cause multiple dental problems. A daily commitment to oral hygiene (ie, brushing and flossing) is, therefore, necessary to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
When you visit us for the first time, our team will take the time to share with you different tips and tricks to maintain good oral hygiene at home.