At Dentistry on Parkdale, we understand that patients in the Hamilton, ON area may require dental work. Additionally, we see patients regularly when they visit our practice every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. Preventive care is vital to ensuring a beautiful, healthy smile for life. If you are looking for recommendations and tips for good dental hygiene, it is time to work with a professional to discuss oral care between appointments.
Dr. Karen Ho of Dentistry on Parkdale is committed to ensuring patients have access to recommendations for good oral hygiene. When patients ask about caring for their smile, they are told the following:
Take care in brushing the teeth after every meal. Whenever possible, brush the teeth after eating with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. Make sure to brush not only the teeth but the gums and the tongue.
Floss at least once a day. Food particles are known for becoming trapped between teeth, and these are not always dislodged with brushing. Floss at least once a day, but preferably after every meal, to keep the areas between the teeth clean and free from stuck food particles that can contribute to the development of periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Visit the dentist every six months for an evaluation and cleaning. Recall appointments are important, as they give our team the ability to monitor the health of a patient’s smile. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist on a six-month rotation. Problems that may be developing, including disease and decay, can often be caught early for successful intervention with routine visits.
Call the dentist when a problem arises. Do not wait until your next appointment to see the dentist if you are experiencing issues, as these may require immediate attention from a dental professional to resolve.
Taking care of the smile is the best way to avoid the development of potential problems including periodontal disease and tooth decay. Dr. Karen Ho and her team at Dentistry on Parkdale encourage patients to ask them about good oral hygiene habits and how it can improve the health of their smile. Call 905-547-4940 today to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.