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The American Dental Association notes that a consistent daily oral hygiene routine helps to reduce the development of cavities and periodontal health problems. This includes flossing your teeth at least once per day and making a conscious effort to thoroughly brush them each morning and night.

When brushing it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a fluoridated toothpaste that includes mild abrasives. This helps make it more effective for cleaning the faces of your teeth, while also maintaining strong tooth enamel.

When shopping for toothpaste you need to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The American Dental Association’s logo can only be printed on oral hygiene products that have been tested and approved for meeting the highest standards for safety and effectiveness.  

The act of brushing should involve cleaning each tooth in small circles to effectively remove food particles, plaque and other bacterial deposits from the faces and contours of your teeth.

It’s also important to have a dentist like Dr. L. C. Chilimigras perform a dental checkup twice each year. This simple outpatient appointment will clean your teeth, polish away minor dental stains, and monitor the overall health of your mouth.

If you live in the Battle Creek, Michigan, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you can always call 269-964-7660 to schedule a dental checkup at Lakeview Dental Care.