Practicing a consistent daily oral hygiene routine helps to reduce your risk of suffering from cavities and periodontal health problems. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing your teeth at least once per day. This is important because your mouth connects to the rest of your body and oral health can affect your medical health.
When brushing your teeth the American Dental Association advises you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a fluoride toothpaste that includes mild abrasives. This helps to clean bacterial deposits from the faces of your teeth while also helping you to maintain strong tooth enamel.
Before using a new brand of toothpaste you need to always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance on the label. The ADA’s logo can only be printed on oral care products that meet their high standards for safety and effectiveness.
When brushing you need to make sure that you are cleaning each tooth in small circles, rather than simply sawing the brush head back and forth. This makes the brush more efficient at removing food particles, plaque and other bacterial deposits while protecting the gum tissues.
The ADA also advises you to have a dentist like Dr. William Forero perform a dental checkup twice each year. This outpatient appointment includes a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment as well as monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
If you live in the Coral Springs, Florida, area and you have any oral health concerns, we invite you to call 954-752-4901 to schedule a dental checkup at William Forero DMD, PA. We look forward to helping you prevent tooth decay and gum disease for a healthier, happier smile!