Your oral cavity is one of the most important parts of your body. You use your mouth to get a source of energy and nutrients for your body through food and drink consumption. Keeping your oral cavity healthy is essential to your overall health. Similar to having medical doctors monitor your general well-being, your oral cavity needs a dental expert to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.
Brushing, flossing, cleaning your tongue and rinsing with mouthwash are important, but alone are not enough to achieve optimum oral health. The Canadian Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist every six months to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Seeing a dentist involves professional dental cleanings, oral cancer screening tests and a professional assessment and evaluation of your teeth, gums and oral cavity. Through dental visits, you can prevent oral problems, such as cavities, decay and gum disease.
According to statistics, 48 percent of Canadians who don’t see their dentists regularly have gum disease. Regular dental exams done at least twice a year can detect problems early and prevent them from getting worse. In addition, there are some dental problems or plaque build-up that you can’t take care of on your own. They require a dental professional to use professional tools and their experience to help solve these problems.
Through dental visits, you can also get tips from your dentist on how to manage your teeth, gums and oral cavity at home. Proper brushing techniques, flossing, cleaning your tongue, rinsing and healthy food recommendations that can improve your oral health, will be provided to you.
Don’t wait for an oral problem to occur. Stay on top of your oral health care and visit us at Oradental in Toronto.