Keeping your teeth clean with brushing and flossing is vital. Dr. Karen Ho of Dentistry on Parkdale in Hamilton, ON, believes that proper care of dental patients involves developing a relationship with each patient, providing education about oral care, and demonstrating effective techniques.
Preventative dentistry is as important to your oral health as proper diet and exercise are to your overall health. Proper oral health care can keep you from needing restorative care in the future. Preventative dentistry includes at-home care and professional cleanings. At home, it’s important to follow proper habits and oral care routine:
It’s important to visit your dentist for regular checkups. In addition to Dr. Ho’s exam of your mouth, you will receive a professional cleaning by one of her friendly hygienists. This cleaning is necessary because the hygienists can use professional tools that allow them to remove plaque and bacteria from areas of the teeth and mouth that patients simply cannot reach at home.
Combining at-home and in-office dental care can help prevent oral health issues such as gum disease, cavities, bad breath, or worn teeth. The earlier we diagnose a potential problem, the sooner we can treat it. Treating a problem in the early stages is easier than treating it later. To schedule your next appointment, call our office at 905-547-4940.
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.