Both adults and kids need dental care in Toronto. Even though they are different in many ways, basic oral care is going to be about the same for everyone. Here are five tips for how adults and kids can take care of their teeth, mouth and gums.

Tip 1: Basic Oral Hygiene HabitsEveryone, adults and kids, no matter what their age, needs to practice good oral habits to prevent problems with the mouth and teeth. Basically, everyone who has teeth needs to brush twice every day and floss daily.

Tip 2: Wear a Mouth Guard for ActivitiesA mouth guard provides protection of the teeth when participating in rigorous activities like sports. Your dentist can suggest a standard mouthguard, or he may custom make one.

Tip 3: Eat a Healthy DietEating healthy is important for people of every age. Consuming whole foods that are rich in nutrients to ensure their teeth can remain healthy. By including omega-3 fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains and low-fat dairy products you will reduce the risk of gum disease and give your mouth what it needs to protect itself from disease and damage.

Tip 4: Avoid Sugary Beverages and SnacksWhen the bacteria in the mouth goes to work to break down these simple sugars, they create acids that can negatively affect tooth enamel. Sugary foods tend to raise acid levels over a long period of time and linger on tooth surfaces causing erosion.

Tip 5: Regular Dental CheckupsPart of good dental care in Toronto is scheduling and keeping routine visits to your dentist. A dental professional will examine teeth and provide preventive maintenance to keep both adult and baby teeth healthy.