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Healthy teeth and gums are very important for your overall quality of life. Chronic problems with cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions can be bothersome and cause discomfort. If they’re not caught early the worsening issues could prove costly to treat.

To aid in this worthwhile effort the American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth at least once and thoroughly brush your teeth twice each day. It’s important to note that the quality of your daily oral hygiene products can also be a factor. Some are only created with cosmetic intentions and don’t have the concentration of active ingredients to prove truly effective in a daily oral hygiene routine.

When shopping for toothpaste, dental floss, and antiseptic mouthwash, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal indicates that the product was tested for safe and effective oral use. Furthermore, the ADA also recommends that you attend a routine dental exam twice each year with a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Olivia Park and Dr. Thomas A. Gordon.

This will effectively remove dangerous calculus, and monitor your mouth for signs of cavities, and gum disease. It also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If our dentists find any areas of concern, they will help you understand the most applicable preventative measures or treatments.

If you are in the Shafter, California, area and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 661-746-6989 to schedule a dental checkup at Adept Dental Shafter.