Toothbrushing: A must!
It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Toothbrushing reduces dental plaque, which is associated with gingivitis. It also helps prevent cavities from the moment the first teeth come in.
Risks associated with poor dental health
Did you know that statistics for the past 15 years show that over half of grade 2 children in Montréal have had cavities on baby teeth?
Dental plaque bacteria, or the substances they produce, can reach different organs and are a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. For more information, visit the Ordre des dentistes du Québec Website.
What are we doing to improve dental health in Montréal?
- We encourage good toothbrushing habits at home, in educational childcare services and at school.
- We recommend maximum exposure to all forms of fluoride: toothpaste, professional topical application and fluoridated drinking water.
- We discourage eating sweets and drinking sugary drinks.
- Our health professionals promote the application of dental sealants.
Watch this video prepared by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec for Oral Health Month (in French): En avril, je passe le fil… tous les jours et pour toujours!