Healthy smiles, within reach. We are proud to join FDI World Dental Federation and the global oral care community to celebrate World Oral Health Day (WOHD). The contributions of oral health professionals are key to maintaining oral health, well-being and quality of life for patients all over the world.
Cavities are ranked as the #1 chronic disease among Canadians.
Cavity-causing bacteria can cause pain and infection, and could have a relationship to more serious health problems. Cavities can be preventable with the right oral hygiene habits, which include brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, limiting your sugar and acidic food intake, and seeing your dental team as frequently as they recommend. A fluoride treatment at the dental office can also help prevent cavities. At your next visit, ask your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant about 3M™ ESPE™ Vanish™ White Varnish (5% sodium fluoride). The application is quick and easy, and Vanish™ White Varnish aids in cavity protection and helps to remineralize tooth enamel.
96% of Canadian adults have suffered from a cavity.
There are several factors that can increase your risk of cavities, including poor oral hygiene habits, certain medical conditions, frequent snacking, diets high in sugary and acidic foods, and deep pits and fissures in your teeth. Protect your oral health by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dental team as frequently as they recommend. A fluoride treatment at the dental office can also help prevent cavities, so ask your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant about 3M™ ESPE™ Vanish™ White Varnish (5% sodium fluoride). The application is quick and easy, and can help protect your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. At home, use 3M™ ESPE™ Clinpro™ 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste in your daily routine for gentle and effective cleaning that can help reverse tooth decay before it becomes a cavity.
Cavities are contagious.
Cavity-causing bacteria can be passed from person to person through kissing or sharing utensils or drinks. Mothers with cavities can even transmit oral bacteria to their babies when cleaning pacifiers in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. 3M™ ESPE™ Clinpro™ 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste not only provides gentle, effective cleaning, but it is also more effective than conventional toothpastes in preventing cavities. It helps reverse tooth decay before it becomes a cavity and helps protect your teeth from acid wear and erosion.
Children aged 6-19 have an average of 2.5 teeth affected by decay.
Fruit juice and milk contain sugars that can contribute to dental decay, but you can help keep your child’s teeth healthy by teaching them good dental hygiene habits early in life. Brushing and flossing daily, avoiding acidic and sugary foods, and visiting your dental team as frequently as they recommend, will help keep your child’s teeth cavity-free. A fluoride treatment administered by the your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant can also help prevent cavities and contribute to remineralization of tooth enamel. Next time you visit the dental office, ask about 3M™ ESPE™ Vanish™ White Varnish (5% sodium fluoride). Application is quick and easy, and can help protect your child’s teeth from cavity-causing bacteria.
Among 5 to 17-year-olds, dental decay is five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever.
Dental decay can be painful and expensive, and can lead to other, more serious health problems in the long-term. Decay and cavities in primary teeth are on the rise and can lead to problems with growth and development. New teeth are particularly susceptible to cavities, and bacteria from the teeth can also spread to other parts of the body to cause infection. Keep your children healthy by teaching them to care daily for their teeth with thorough brushing and flossing. Oral exposure to fluoride is an essential part of protecting their teeth from acids and sugars, so ask your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant about 3M™ ESPE™ Vanish™ White Varnish (5% sodium fluoride). Vanish™ White Varnish is a quick, easy brush-on solution at the dental office that contributes to remineralization of tooth enamel and helps to prevent cavities.
Severe tooth decay is the leading reason Canadian preschoolers have day surgery each year.
Thousands of children are put under general anaesthesia every year to treat severe dental issues. Cavities and oral infections can be painful and expensive, and they can lead to nutritional and developmental deficiencies. Oral health in early childhood sets the tone for dental health throughout life, so teach your children healthy habits like avoiding sugary and acidic foods and brushing after each meal. Flossing is also important for removing build-up between the teeth as well as cleaning bacteria from places that their toothbrush can’t reach. Exposure to fluoride is another important factor in healthy teeth, so ask your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant about 3M™ ESPE™ Vanish™ White Varnish (5% sodium fluoride). It’s a quick and easy brush-on application that can help protect your child’s teeth from cavity-causing bacteria.
Your dental professional can fight cavities with a clear fluoride varnish treatment that is simply painted on, providing long-lasting protection.
Fight cavities at home with Clinpro™ 5000 toothpaste. An anti-cavity toothpaste specifically formulated to help prevent and reverse tooth decay before it becomes a cavity.