Did you know 48 per cent of Canadians who haven’t seen a dentist in the past year have gum disease? April marks Oral Health Month, an important time to remember that total body health begins at the mouth. Since research shows that oral diseases can aggravate other health problems, like diabetes, respiratory illness, heart disease and strokes, our friends at the Canadian Dental Association share four tips (besides visiting your dentist regularly) you can take to improve your oral health:
tip 1. Check your mouth regularly for signs of gum disease and oral cancer.
tip 2. Maintain strong teeth and healthy gums by snacking on nutrient rich foods, and limit food and drinks containing sugar or carbohydrates.
tip 3. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco and avoid vaping.
tip 4. Keep your mouth clean; wait 20 to 30 minutes after eating before brushing, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss every day.
And, hey, if you’re looking to step up your oral health, the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 ($150) is the perfect solution to help keep your mouth clean. The rechargeable toothbrush helps reduce gingivitis two times better than a manual toothbrush and removes seven times more plaque. Equipped with three modes: clean, white and gum care, the ProtectiveClean is certain to help us all take our oral health into own hands. —Vita Daily
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