The beginning of a new year is a great time to make changes that you’ll be thankful for later. Your good health is an asset, and this holds true for your oral health. At Waterloo Emergency Dental Centre – Your Waterloo Dentist, we like to see you with a happy and healthy smile. This is why we want to share with you simple tips and tricks that you can use to ensure gum disease is not a part of your life.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, begins with bacteria growth and infection in your mouth. When the bacteria grows, it leads to gum inflammation or gingivitis. When this remains unchecked, the end result can be loss of tissue and tooth loss as well. The good news is that you can take some seemingly simple steps to ensure your gum health.

Fight Gum Disease With Proper Brushing

Presumably, you’ve purchased toothpaste and toothbrushes on many occasions. Have you at any point stopped to think about the sort of items you’re getting or do you pick the one that is nearest to you? We prescribe picking toothbrushes that have delicate fibers, as these clean your teeth and gums without causing damage. When purchasing toothpaste, look out for a CDA seal. CDA stands for the Canadian Dental Association. If a toothpaste has the CDA seal of endorsement, it implies it has been tried and found to meet standards. This is the toothpaste you ought to go for. If you think that it’s difficult to pick a toothpaste, perhaps on the grounds that you have to sensitive teeth, our dental specialists can suggest some great alternatives for you.

Set aside at least six minutes for your teeth every day

It seems like very little to ask, yet most people will not even spend more than a minute brushing their teeth. You need to brush your teeth twice daily for at least three minutes. This allows you to get all the surfaces and corners so that you can eliminate as much bacteria and plaque as possible. If you wear braces, you’ll need to clean your teeth more often, ideally after every meal. Don’t forget to clean your tongue as well. Your tongue is a large surface in comparison to the size of your mouth, and not cleaning it means allowing plenty of room for bacteria to thrive.

Floss at least once a day

Notwithstanding brushing your teeth no less than two times per day, you will need to floss once every day. Flossing helps expel food particles and plaque between your teeth before it can solidify into tartar and increase your danger of gum inflammation and disease. When you pick a flossing product, you will need to ensure it has the CDA seal of endorsement.

Use mouthwash when needed

There is no official recommendation for the day by day use of mouthwash. A lot of people use it so as to kill bacteria in the mouth and freshen up. In the event that you are uncertain about which mouthwash you require, our dentist can prescribe a few items, even incorporating mouthwashes that help dry mouth.

Tame your sweet tooth

Now and then, it’s alright to have a sugary beverage or a bit of sweets or cake. However, you should not nibble on sugary things throughout the day, because the bacteria in your mouth love sugar as much as you do. Sugar is additionally harder to brush from your teeth, and this means brushing and flossing may not remove every last bit of it. If sugar is left on your teeth, it can result in more plaque and tartar in your mouth. This puts you at risk of tooth decay and cavities.

Get a Gum Disease Consultation at Waterloo Emergency Dental Centre

Day by day oral cleanliness and limiting how frequently you eat and drink sugary substances are key to ensuring that you don’t suffer from gum disease in 2019 and beyond. However, your 6 month and 12-month dental checkups with your dentist are important too. Checking in with our dentist at Waterloo Emergency Dental Care twice a year will help us catch any gum disease in its early stages. This way you stand a better chance of treatment. If the disease has progressed, we can still offer you the best treatment available to ensure that you don’t suffer any damaging tissue or tooth loss. Our wide array of services includes surgical cleanings, tooth extraction, dental implantation, and tissue and bone regeneration.

We are happy to discuss your dental care and treatment options with you. Give us a call today at (519) 883-0505.