Interesting Oral Hygiene Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Dr. Alan Macdonald wants to share with you a few fun facts about oral hygiene that you may not be aware of. There are plenty of myths surrounding dental hygiene and you shouldn’t believe everything you hear on the streets. Dental health is a whole science in itself and there is a lot more to it than there appears. If you’re someone who puts a cap on their toothbrush each time after you use it, then consider tossing that cap and letting your toothbrush air out. The commonly used practice of putting a cap on the toothbrush is actually more detrimental. The moisture entrapped in the cap favors bacterial growth. 75% of the population suffers from some stage of periodontal gum disease. Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. [...]
There are many ways to ensure your family is maintaining excellent oral health. Like all habits, excellent oral hygiene begins at a young age. Here are a few tips that you and your children can follow to ensure optimum oral health throughout life. Here are some recommendations: • Visit your dentist regularly • Practice excellent daily oral hygiene flossing everyday is a must • Maintain a healthy diet NO sugar use Xylitol • Check your mouth for any signs of disease, loose teeth, puffy gums, white or red patches, lumps, or unexplained bleeding • Don’t use tobacco in any form, tobacco leads to many diseases including, oral cancers, heart and lung disease Book your professional cleaning service twice a year. Please call us.