preventative dentistry - Markham dentists by 7 Days Dental

Preventive Dentistry

When it comes to caring for your teeth and gums, investing some time and effort will surely pay off now—and into the future. Our Markham dental clinic strongly encourages patients to practice great oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth at least twice per day and flossing after every meal. Following up with mouthwash can also help freshen your breath, while washing away additional food particles.


Moreover, good nutrition can make a significant difference to patients of all ages. This includes avoiding sticky foods, as well as sugary snacks and beverages, and drinking plenty of water. It also helps to limit snacking between meals. Ultimately, maintaining consistent, quality care for your oral health is crucial—and may successfully deter bacteria, plaque, tartar, and even possible tooth decay.

Regular dentist visit

Another important aspect of preventive dentistry is routine checkups. At 7 Days Dental, we can help you delve deeper between and behind teeth where it is difficult to reach on your own. Our hygienists and dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums using dental tools and yearly X-rays at each appointment.


We check for a variety of dental concerns, such as:

  • Cavities
  • Oral cancer
  • Periodontal disease
  • Alignment issues

Avoiding dental concerns

At 7 Days Dental, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable during their checkups—and have the tools to care for their teeth and gums until their next visit. Our goal is to simply help you avoid cavities, plaque and tartar, gingivitis (including inflamed or bleeding gums), as well as more serious issues like periodontitis. This is when bacteria can build up under your gums and ultimately cause bone loss and tooth loss as it eats away at your supporting tooth structures.

Secondary benefits

In addition to helping prevent a range of dental concerns, good oral hygiene can have significant benefits for your overall health. It has been known to help reduce the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis


Neglecting your teeth and gums, therefore, means potentially setting yourself up for subsequent problems that will be harder to manage in the long run.

Your family’s oral health

Preventive care is the first step in helping your entire family avoid possible oral health problems. This is arguably more successful—and more affordable—than exploring your dental treatment options once they have already developed. We recommend daily oral care at home, and twice yearly visits to the dentist, to help you maintain or improve your teeth and gums. Instilling positive habits in your children now will also help them continue as they get older.


At 7 Days Dental, we are also pleased to offer advanced treatment options with the use of modern technology. Learn more about our comprehensive dental clinic in Unionville and receive a complimentary tour of the facility. We will be pleased to welcome you at your earliest convenience. Call or email to book an appointment. Our dentist and complete team can thoroughly explain the many different preventive care and dental treatments we offer.

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