By Johnstone Periodontics
February 19, 2014
Category: Gum Disease
Tags: Brush  
When it comes to prevention it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day.  Use a fluoride toothpaste and brush for two minutes at a time.  Ideally you should brush after each meal and it is vital, as well, to brush your teeth before you go to bed every night.  By maintaining good dental hygiene, you will have healthier teeth and gums. 
Begin a flossing habit.  Try to floss as often as you would brush because cleaning between your teeth is the only way to remove the plaque that your toothbrush cannot reach.  If you smoke, stop.  According to the American Academy of Periodontology, smoking may be one of the most significant risk factors in periodontal disease. 
Additionally, eating a healthy diet is very important in maintaining your oral health.  Eating a healthy diet is essential as vitamin and other nutrient deficiencies will make it harder for your immune system to function at optimum levels.  Regular checkups with one our periodontists in Toronto, Dr. Andrea Johnstone and Dr. Jordan Bender, are important, as well, because your they will be able to accurately detect early signs of infection. 
Although you may not be able to guarantee that you will never have a heart attack, you may be able to reduce your risk through daily brushing and flossing.  By visiting our Toronto periodontists, we can recommend prevention techniques and notice early signs of periodontal disease because it can sometimes occur without any visible warning signs. Protect your teeth and you can guard your heart.