The health of your mouth has a direct impact on your overall quality of life. Many oral health problems can be discomforting and can even prove costly to treat. To help preserve good oral health, the American Dental Association provides a series of guideline and recommendations.
This start with an effective and consistent daily oral hygiene routine, founded on brushing twice each day and flossing each evening. When brushing your teeth, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. A toothpaste with fluoride will also help to fortify the strength of your tooth enamel. Using a brand that also has micro abrasives also makes your toothbrush more efficient at cleaning the faces of your teeth. Be sure to brush each individual tooth in small circles to clean away bacterial matter from all surfaces of the tooth.
When flossing at night, be sure to work the strand between your teeth and along the gum line. There are different variations of dental floss. While there is no clinical difference between them, finding the one that meets your personal preference will help keep you encourages to floss each day.
It’s important to note that when shopping for oral hygiene products, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means the product has been rigorously researched and tested for effectiveness and safety as part of a daily oral hygiene routine.
Your bi-annual dental cleaning and exam at Pro Solutions Dental Group’s Prescott, Arizona dental clinic is also important for maintaining long-term oral health. This will clean away dangerous hardened tartar from and monitor your mouth for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. It also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you live in the Prescott, Arizona area and you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, you should call 928-776-1208 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Jason Campbell.