When you see the statistics that go with dental disease, it really is shocking to learn the percentage of people that are likely to suffer from this condition at some stage or other of their lives. We all hear the advice proffered to us from our local dentist, such as West Toronto dentist for example, and for the most part, all too often, this tends to fall on death ears.
If you knew that dental disease can lead to you losing your teeth and other even more serious illnesses - e.g. heart disease - would that make you change your attitude?
The best ways in which to reduce the risks of your contracting dental disease are a matter of common sense really. Smoking must rank as one of the most fundamental and quitting this habit would already give your dental hygiene a better fighting chance.
Obviously though, brushing your teeth far at least two minutes at a time, twice a day, is the one thing we can all do to keep the condition more at bay. However, do not brush your teeth too rigorously, this is something that far too many people do and this can lead to receding gums.
All dentists recommend that you floss your teeth regularly too, but what if you are like me and this procedure makes you physically urge? I just try to ensure that I get into all of those hard to reack areas and gaps.