Ottawa is a wonderful place to live. It is a family friendly, safe city, which also happens to be the capital of the country. With a newly sworn in Prime Minister, the opportunities seem to be endless for what a citizen in this city can accomplish. However, there is an alarming statistic that needs to be dealt with.
The importance of maintaining good dental health through regular brushing and visits to the dentist isn’t lost on most people; they know what to do, but sometimes don’t always do it. When you don’t maintain good dental hygiene practices, or let an issue persist for too long, it can sometimes cause more serious issues. ‘More people are heading to Ottawa emergency rooms with toothaches, according to a new city report. Last year, there were 1,740 visits to the ER for “ambulatory care sensitive dental conditions” such as dental cavities, eroded teeth and gingivitis – problems that could have been mended at a clinic. That’s 600 more hospital visits compared to 10 years ago’.
Dental decay is a problem that can be remedied, but more importantly it can be prevented. Getting in and staying in the habit of regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis is the best way to promote healthy teeth and gums. Consult with your local Ottawa dental professional on the best techniques to prevent dental decay.