With September being recognized as National Gum Care Month, you’ll no doubt hear over and over about the dangers of gum disease all throughout the coming weeks. The hope behind this is that you’ll finally make it a point to visit a general dentist in Vancouver, BC for a checkup. Yet while routine visits to Dr. Roshanzamir are required to help keep the dangers posed by gingivitis at bay, they certainly are not all that’s needed to help guarantee you good oral health.
Know Your Role
You definitely have a large role to play in the determining the overall state of your oral cavity. While following a strict dental hygiene schedule may take more effort than you’ve been willing to give up to this point, consider this: it’s much easier (not to mention much cheaper) to prevent gum disease then it is to deal and manage its effects.
With that in mind, here is what’s needed on your part to help ensure that the good care you receive from Dr. Roshanzamir succeeds in preventing tooth problems:
· Brush often: This goes without saying, but brushing daily after each meal is a vital component of any good dental health regimen.
· Floss daily: Your toothbrush can only do so much. Flossing at least once a day helps catch the plaque and food particles missed while brushing.
· Use mouthwash: Far more than just a tool to help freshen your breath, mouthwash contains antibacterial agents that help to neutralize the microorganisms that lead to gingivitis.
· Understand your risks: Even with a good oral care routine, you could be genetically predisposed to gum and periodontal disease. For example, men are at a greater risk of developing it than women. Certain ethnicities also show a higher prevalence of it than others. Discuss these risks with your dentist to determine what added measures may be needed to overcome any potential predispositions.
The health of your teeth and gums depends entirely on you. If you’re willing to stay committed to a good dental care regimen, and to support that with healthy diet, then there’s a good chance that gum disease will never become a problem plaguing your life. Dr. Roshanzamir and the rest of our staff are here to help you in any way that we can. Call and schedule an appointment for a check-up today.