Preventative Oral Care Guelph

At our Guelph family dentist we always enjoy seeing our patients. However, it is important to note that a trip to the dental surgeon for a procedure could be prevented. Preventative measures to improve and maintain healthy teeth can help avoid more urgent treatment from your dentist. Guelph dental surgeon Dr. Diodati is here to help you and your teeth.


Brushing twice a day is one of these methods. This is the standard way you can keep your teeth free from plaque, bacteria and food stuffs. If possible, brushing after a particularly sugary drink or meal can go a long way. The intake of candy and other treats containing sugar should be closely watched.


Your diet can play a big role in your dental health. Calcium-containing foods like cheese and dairy can help strengthen teeth.


Flossing is another effective way of removing stuck pieces of food from between your teeth. Mouthwashes containing fluoride will give you fresh breath and also remove material which damages teeth.  


Teeth grinding or ‘bruxism’ is an issue that can cause discomfort and negatively affect dental health. This can happen during sleep which may not be obvious at first. Signs can include an aching jaw or facial area. Wearing a mouth guard or gum shield can help with this but if the cause is stress-related then certain lifestyle factors should be assessed. These could include SSRI medications, anxiety and other psychological conditions. With these issues, non-medical therapeutic solutions could help. Simple fixes to stress could include listening to music and yoga.


Finally, we recommend regular checkups at our Guelph family dentist practice. By visiting us we can keep a track of your dental hygiene and deal with any potential issues before they escalate. We can check for cavities and early signs of gum disease which may not be immediately obvious. We can also use our machinery to give you an extensive mouth clean.


You can contact us here to book an appointment with our dentist in Guelph.

Last Updated On 2021-04-19