Dental Hygiene & Checkups
Dental hygiene and regular dentist checkups are important for preventing gum disease. At Van Horne Dental in Victoria Park, we ensure a thorough teeth cleaning during every appointment.
We all have teeth – and we all want to keep them for life! The two primary causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease, are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Both of these problems can be dramatically minimized, if not prevented, through proper dental hygiene.
Some of the elements of proper dental hygiene include:
- Brushing twice a day
- Eating a balanced diet
- Limiting between-meal snacks
- And seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam!
Additional preventive methods include the application of dental sealants and exposure to fluoride in the form of fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, or fluoride treatments directly applied by your dentist.
The vast majority of dental disease can be prevented, but only through the consistent practice of the prevention methods discussed. Our 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.