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5 Steps to Good Oral Health

You can help reduce your risk of oral diseases by following these five steps laid out by our North York dentists.

1. See Your Dentist Regularly

Every person's needs are unique, but our dentists can advise you on a checkup and cleaning schedule that helps prevent dental problems and stops small problems from worsening.

2. Eat A Balanced Diet

Healthy food promotes wellness and good oral health. Avoid sugar, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

3. Check Regularly For Warning Signs

Gum disease is a leading cause of adult tooth loss. The warning signs can include red, shiny, puffy, sore, sensitive or bleeding gums, and persistent bad breath. Oral cancer's warning signs can include inexplicable bleeding, open sores, white or red patches, numbness or tingling, small lumps and thickening on the sides or bottom of your tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, the inside of your cheeks or on your gums. If noticed any of the listed symptoms, contact our dentists immediately.

4. Don't Smoke Or Chew Tobacco

Tobacco promotes gum disease and tooth loss, and may lead to serious problems such as oral cancer.

5. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Practicing good oral hygiene at home is important for a healthy smile. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss daily to prevent cavities and gum disease. Using mouthwash in your routine can also help kill bacteria and freshen your breath.

Is it time for your dental check-up? Don't be afraid to reach out to our North York clinic to book an appointment.

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