Oral hygiene is a daily routine that our Ottawa patients practice to keep the mouth, teeth and tongue clean and healthy. Bacteria and left over debris from food and drink accumulate within our mouths as we eat every day. This bacteria, if left on the surfaces of your gums, teeth and tongue will cause unpleasant dental problems.
Oral hygiene removes the bacteria that causes dental plaque, tartar, tooth decay, gingivitis and gum disease. Gum diease is the leading source of tooth loss today. That said, if you want to keep your teeth, you have to practice proper and consistent oral hygiene.
Aside from keeping your teeth healthy, many diseases originate in the mouth. That is another reason why your oral health is so important. Poor oral hygiene will lead to painful dental problems if left unattended. Get back on track with good oral hygiene today!