At Oakville’s Oak Park Dental, we encourage our patients to keep up to date with dental knowledge. The more you know about your teeth, the better you can take care of them! Here are some answers to some frequently-asked questions about dental hygiene, restorative care, gum disease, and more. If your question is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Oak Park Dental in Oakville and we would be happy to assist you.
Did you know that the enamel that makes up teeth is the hardest substance in your body? Despite its toughness, enamel takes a hard beating from our everyday eating and drinking, so we need to take care of it properly. Learn more about caring for your teeth.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist for a professional clean every six months. Depending on your dental health status, however, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
After the first eruption of their first tooth, or when they become one year old. However, if you believe your child has a dental problem before this, please consult a dentist as soon as possible.
At a minimum, brush twice a day and floss once a day. Ideally, brush after every meal. We understand that most people hate the thought of flossing, but if you don’t, 1/3 of your tooth’s surface is not being cleaned! Remember: plaque can harden into tartar in as little as 24-36 hours, rendering it irremovable by conventional methods and requiring the attention of a professional hygienist.
Foods such as coffee and tea, along with tobacco smoking, can cause teeth to stain. Factors such as skin tone and make-up can also influence the perception of one’s teeth colour. Bleaching agents and surface whiteners can help you achieve whiter-looking teeth.
Have more questions that aren’t answered here? Please contact our team at Oakville’s Oak Park Dental. We would be happy to share our knowledge.