A few tips

A few tips

Without treatment, gingivitis harmful bacteria can enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, lungs, and other organs. Gingivitis also aggravates diabetes complications and increases the risk of heart disease. Genetics, hormonal changes, and some medications can also cause gingivitis. To reduce the risk of gingivitis, we recommend the following:

  1. Tooth brushing twice a day for 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste recognized by the Canadian Dental Association (a seal of approval should be on the packaging).
  2. Flossing daily.
  3. Using an antibacterial mouthwash.
  4. Replacing the toothbrush every three months.
  5. Consuming foods that are rich in calcium.
  6. Avoiding smoking and sticky sweets.
  7. Consulting your dentist regularly, according to the frequency recommended.

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Seal of approval from the Canadian Dental Association