Hygiene & Prevention

Dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are important for preventing gum disease. Our dentist, dental assistant and dental hygienist provide thorough teeth cleaning during every appointment. Visit our office on Church Street in downtown Toronto.

Preventing Tooth Decay

By consistently practicing good oral hygiene – including regular check ups and teeth cleaning, good at-home oral hygiene practices and some specific preventative treatments – most dental diseases can be prevented.

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 have an appointment at the Church Wellesley Dental Centre, our dental hygienists 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.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

The two primary causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease. These are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Proper dental hygiene can eliminate these bacteria and dramatically minimize, if not prevent, both of these problems.

Proper dental hygiene includes:

  • Brushing twice a day.
  • Flossing.
  • Eating a balanced diet.
  • Limiting between-meal snacks.
  • And seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam!

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