Committed to Oral Health and Prevention in Brampton

At Dr. M. A. Cepler, our staff is committed to helping you achieve and maintain good oral health. Through regular visits and cleanings, we can help you achieve optimum dental health. Should your teeth require restorative treatment, be assured that we will discuss the options available to you. We believe in starting with the most comfortable and least invasive treatment available. We look forward to helping you with your oral health questions. Call our office today.

Here are some tips for good oral hygiene for dental patients of all ages:

Good Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feed on sugar from foods and produce acid that harms teeth. All foods and drinks, except water, can contribute to tooth decay in this way. Cutting down on sugar is a way to help prevent tooth decay. Offer your child a variety of nutritious foods from all four food groups.

Here are a few tips to prevent tooth decay and get your children on the road to good oral health:

  • Choose unsweetened, unflavoured milk, pure fruit juices and water as beverages. Limit sweetened fruit juices, carbonated beverages, chocolate milk and “sports drinks”.
  • Snack smart between meals. Offer snacks such as fresh or unsweetened canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain crackers or breads.
  • Save sweets for meals times, when saliva flow is greater and less likely to harm your child's teeth. Limit candy, cakes and other sticky sweets and offer fruit as a dessert.
  • Choose foods that are high in calcium such as cheese, yogurt and milk. Calcium strengthens teeth and helps prevent cavities. 
  • Visit your dentist every 6 months.

Oral Health and Aging

There is a strong relationship between your oral health and your overall physical health. How your teeth age depends on how well you've cared for them over the years. It's important to know that older adults need to continue to focus on prevention of cavities and prevention of gum disease.

Here are some oral health tips for older adults:

  • Brush and floss your real or replacement teeth twice daily.
  • Use toothpaste containing fluoride.
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit you intake of sweets.
  • Avoid tobacco. Smokers have a greater risk of developing gum disease than non-smokers.
  • Limit alcohol. Alcohol and tobacco used together are the primary risk factors for oral cancers.
  • Visit your dentist at least every 6 months.
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