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Save your teeth by preventing periodontal disease in Mississauga

Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, but with proper care, it’s easily preventable. Dr. Kotecha and the team at Dentistry on 10 in Mississauga offer education for preventing periodontal disease and treat oral health issues rapidly.

Preventing Periodontal Disease at Dentistry on 10 in Mississauga Area

Oral Hygiene 

At-home care is crucial to preventing gum disease. As oral bacteria feed on sugars and starches in your mouth, they form a sticky biofilm known as plaque. Over time, this biofilm hardens into tartar, also known as dental calculus, which protects bacteria from your toothbrush. Daily brushing and flossing can disrupt plaque before it hardens.

Studies show that electric toothbrushes may be more effective at removing plaque, but if you prefer a standard toothbrush, you should use a soft-bristled brush. These bristles are better at getting the small crevices in your molars and along your gum line, and they do not cause as much damage. Make slow, gentle circles as you brush your teeth for the best results.

Most dentists agree that flossing is the best way to disrupt plaque and remove debris stuck between your teeth. Alternatives like oil pulling, water flossers, and other interdental devices can help and are certainly better than nothing, but they work best when combined with standard dental floss.

Nutrition and eating habits

Vitamin deficiencies can affect your immune system and interfere with your body’s ability to fight off infections in your mouth. A well-balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains supports your oral health. On the other hand, sugars and refined grains attract bacteria to your mouth and provide them plenty of food. Limiting sugar and brushing after every meal can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay from attacking your mouth. Frequent snacking without brushing your teeth can also increase the risk, even if you stick to healthy snacks.

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Routine exams

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may still struggle with gum disease. Certain factors, like genetics, chronic illness, or medications, increase your risk, and routine dental exams allow Dr. Kotecha and the team to detect problems before the damage is irreversible and remove tartar build-up you may miss during your at-home care.

Contact our office in Mississauga today at (905) 455-9262 and learn more about protecting your oral health.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.