Flossing is simple and, once you get into the habit, something you will notice when you skip. Floss removes food particles, bacteria, and plaque from places your toothbrush cannot reach, and can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. If you choose, you can add a mouthwash to your at home routine. Many commercial mouthwashes contain alcohol which can dry your mouth out and may not be good for people with chronic dry mouth.
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Canadians fail to make the grade in first Oral Health Report Card
Sixty-four per cent believe there’s a less than one in ten chance they have gingivitis, yet the reality is that more than half of Canadians have gingivitis – inflammation of the gums caused by dental plaque build-up in the mouth. Left untreated, gingivitis may lead to advanced gum disease, which potentially impacts the overall health of the body. That’s where Gingivitis Week comes in – with an aim to educate Canadians on the symptoms, health implications, prevention and treatment of the condition. Mouth a gateway to the body “Your mouth is a portal to the rest of your body and many Canadians continue to be unaware of the links between oral health and overall health,” says Harriet McCabe, dental hygienist and Professor of Dental Hygiene Principles and Preventive Dentistry at George Brown College. “Proper oral self-care practice is about so much more than maintaining healthy teeth – it’s about maintaining a healthy body. That’s why it’s so important for people to act now to treat the effects of gingivitis.
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Oral Hygiene for a Smooth Delivery
Studies have proved that pregnant women who have periodontal diseases may be seven times more likely to have a baby born too early or too small. A preventive oral care routine of brushing twice a day, followed by an anti-microbial mouthwash and flossing, during this period is therefore of paramount importance. While more research is needed to confirm exactly how periodontal disease affect pregnancy outcomes it appears that periodontal disease triggers increased levels of biological fluids that induce labor. Furthermore, data suggests that women whose periodontal condition worsens during pregnancy have an even higher risk of having a premature baby. One of the most common dental problems associated with pregnancy is a condition visite site known as pregnancy Gingivitis. Gingivitis during pregnancy is a common feature as hormonal changes are known to trigger off reactions to oral irritants and cause gum diseases.Studies conducted on pregnant and non-pregnant women have revealed that during the first and second trimesters, pregnant women may show signs of swollen gums that bleed easily.In-fact 8 out of 10 moms-to-be complain of weak gums and oral complications.
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