5 tips to help you look after your oral health

Oral health is one factor that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 tips to help you look after your oral health.

  1. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
  2. Eat a well-balanced diet.
  3. Check your mouth regularly to become familiar with what is normal for you. This will help you recognize when something in your mouth looks or feels different or abnormal.
  4. Avoid activities that might harm your mouth or teeth such as smoking, oral piercings and recreational drugs
  5. Try to reduce the impact stress has on your oral and overall health.

Between dental visits check your mouth for warning signs of gum disease and oral cancer.

Warning signs of gum disease may include:

  • puffy, red, sore, shiny or sensitive gums
  • bleeding when you brush or floss
  • bad breath that won’t go away

Warning signs of oral cancer may include:

  • numbness and tingling
  • open sores that don’t go away within a week to 10 days
  • unexplained bleeding
  • lumps or thickening on the bottom or sides of your tongue, cheeks, or roof of your mouth

If you notice any of these signs, or have any concerns, please call our office: (613) 233-1594.

Why Flossing Your Teeth is Important

Why is flossing important?

Flossing involves a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining teeth. This method is used to remove bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by your toothbrush.

Why is flossing important?

Daily flossing can be the single most important weapon against plaque as it is an excellent and proven method for complementing your brushing routine and helping to prevent cavities, gum disease and dental problems later in life. Flossing also increases blood circulation in your gums while removing plaque and debris stuck to your teeth and gums.
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