Oral Care

Good oral care is essential to your overall health. Follow these guidelines to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Why Oral Care Matters

  • Any infection in your mouth, including cavities and gum disease, affects the health of your whole body.
  • The more unfilled cavities you have, the more cavitycausing germs you have.
  • Cavity-causing germs can be passed to your baby by daily contact, such as sharing food or letting your baby put his or her fingers in your mouth.
  • Consult your doctor or dentist to learn more about how oral care for you and your baby can help improve your health.

Steps for Healthy Teeth and Gums

  • Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily.
  • Limit the number of times you eat sweet or starchy snacks.
  • See your dentist regularly.

To Learn More…

Canadian Dental Association: www.cda-adc.ca