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The Importance of Preventative Dental Maintenance
The Importance of Preventative Dental Maintenance
May 06, 2020

When it comes to oral hygiene, preventative maintenance is imperative in keeping a healthy mouth. Preventative maintenance encompasses all the steps taken both at the dental office and  at home to mitigate oral health issues in the long-term. 


When you take steps to prevent underlying dental issues such as teeth decay and gum disease, you are working to reduce future dental treatment and maintain great oral health.


A quality dentist in Toronto should work with you to prevent the need for treatment by advising on a treatment or oral care regimen that serves as a maintenance plan. 


Everyone can benefit from preventative dentistry. It’s important to undergo regular check-ups with your dentist in Toronto to ensure that you are maintaining good oral health, and to check if there are any underlying issues that may be affecting your teeth and gums.


Regular visits to your dentist will include a visual inspection of your teeth and gums to see if you require treatment, should there be any signs of gum disease or tooth decay. The dental team will then work to remove any plaque or tartar from your teeth during a process known as “scale and polish”. Next, your dentist will show you the best way to brush and floss your teeth to ensure optimal removal of plaque while at home. Your dentist will also advise on what oral hygiene products are best for you to use, and will discuss factors that can affect your oral health like diet, smoking, and drinking.


Depending on the condition of your mouth and gums, your dentist might prescribe certain preventative treatments such as new fillings, or an ‘onlay’ to protect a certain tooth from further deteriorating. Ultimately, what your dentist will prescribe will largely depend on the condition of your teeth and gums.


If you’re wondering how to maintain the best preventative oral health maintenance while at home, you should reach out to your dentist in Toronto directly. If you’re in need of a quality dentist you can rely on, feel free to give us a call at QQ Dental. Our team of dedicated oral health professionals are here for you!


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Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

Starting March 2024 our office participate in the CDCP

(CDCP) is a federal government program intended to reduce financial barriers to oral health care. The program will provide coverage of the cost of dental care for Canadian residents who do not have dental benefits and have a household income of less than $90,000 a year.

Dental care under the CDCP is expected to start in Spring 2024. The federal government has committed to rolling out the CDCP coverage in stages. Below is a table with the expected timelines for applications to the CDCP.

Group Applications open
Seniors aged 87 and above Starting December 2023
Seniors aged 77 to 86 Starting January 2024
Seniors aged 72 to 76 Starting February 2024
Seniors aged 70 to 71 Starting March 2024
Seniors aged 65 to 69 Starting May 2024
Persons with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate Starting June 2024
Children under age 18 Starting June 2024
All remaining eligible Canadian residents Starting 2025

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