Healthy Habits and the Mouth/Body Connection

Healthy Habits and the Mouth/Body Connection

It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine for enjoying better oral health and preventing oral issues. You must brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit a dentist in SW Calgary, regularly for healthy teeth and gums. Your oral health can affect your overall health as well.

Oral Health Is Part of Overall Health

Not many people know that your oral health can lead to other health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, and preterm birth. The dentist in T2P 1H4 says that, poor oral health can be linked with diabetes and heart disease. It is said that people suffering from diabetes are vulnerable to developing gum disease and vice versa. Diabetes reduces your body’s ability to fight infection. People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.

What If I Haven’t Been Keeping Up On My Oral Health?

It has been found that the human brain doesn’t attain maturity till twenties. Until the brain reaches the mature stage of 25 to 30, young people often ignore their oral health and never make required efforts for its maintenance. As people begin to mature, they start taking care of their oral health. Human body has great healing capacity and you can make better decisions for your oral health at any stage of your life.

Begin With Some Easy Changes

  • It is important to reduce the sugar intake. Men should have 150 calories of sugar per day while women should have 100 calories of sugar.
  • It is important to watch what you eat. Consuming foods healthy for your teeth and gums, and avoiding items that are detrimental to oral health can help.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash for rinsing your mouth.
  • Avoid having sugary beverages and opt for plain water as much as possible.
  • You must floss your teeth apart from brushing at least once a day.
  • Use a soft brush for brushing along with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleaning and examination.
  • Make use of Xylitol products for reducing bacteria in your mouth.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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