Do I have to go to the dentist every 6 months?
How often you go to the dentist depends on your oral health. For many this means coming at least every six months. Your dentist may recommend that you visit more or less depending on how well you care for you teeth and gums at home, how fast tartar builds up and so on.
When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?
Getting an early start on dental care is important so that your child will understand that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. The Canadian Dental Association encourages you to bring your child within 6 months of the eruption of the first baby tooth or by age 1. It is important to make the first visit a positive one, that’s why its best to visit before a problem develops.
How can I prevent gum disease?
Prevention is the most important factor in the fight against gum disease. It is essential to keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Using proper brushing and flossing techniques are equally important. Be sure to see your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and checkups so that we can detect any early signs of gum disease and treat appropriately.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water (fresh and salt) and various foods. It has a positive effect on oral health by making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride toothpastes and rinses are available for purchase, and your dentist can provide professional fluoride treatments when you go in for your cleaning and checkup appointments.