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Preventing cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues typically calls for a consistent daily routine that includes brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste that includes mild abrasives. You also need to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day.

It’s also worth noting that the quality of the oral products can help maximize your ability to remove plaque, residual sugar and stray food particles from your mouth.

The American Dental Association provides their Seal of Acceptance program to help consumers identify the highest quality oral care products. For an oral product manufacturer to receive the seal they need to voluntarily submit a product to the ADA for testing and research. If it meets their high standards for safe and effective use the manufacturer can print the ADA’S logo on their packaging.

The ADA also provides a detailed index of approved oral care products and devices on their website to allows you to take your time finding the right oral hygiene products for your family.

Maintaining a healthy mouth in the long term also includes having a dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Stephen Coker. The simple appointment will clean your teeth while also detecting and developing oral health problems.

If you live in the Cary, North Carolina, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 919-380-9622 to schedule a dental checkup at Parkway Dental.