“During last year’s Gingivitis Week, the CDHA issued a Call-to-Action for all Canadians to improve their oral health for the benefit of their overall health by implementing a daily, three-step ‘brush, floss and rinse’ routine,” says CDHA Executive Director Susan Ziebarth. “One year later, we’ve surveyed Canadians about their oral health knowledge and found that, as a nation, there’s definitely room for improvement.” Brush, Floss, Rinse away Gingivitis The 2007 Oral Health Report Card reveals most Canadians (64%) claim they have an excellent oral hygiene emergency dental services routine. Yet while 40 per cent of Canadians recognize the three-step routine of “floss, brush and rinse with an essential oil antiseptic mouth rinse” only 21 per cent adhere to it.
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Brushing up on good oral hygiene.
When you go to your dentist, the doctor and hygiene team check your teeth, do an oral exam and take x-rays if necessary to detect any problems with your teeth or gums.
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