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Effective oral hygiene habits start with brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. This is an essential component of preventing cavities and reducing your chances of suffering from gum disease.

When you brush your teeth it’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a quality toothpaste. The American Dental Association notes that fluoridated toothpaste with mild abrasives can help clean away plaque and food particles while also helping you to maintain strong tooth enamel.

It’s important to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when you shop for toothpaste and other oral hygiene products. Only products that have met their rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness are approved to print this logo on the item.

Having a regularly scheduled dental checkup performed by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Glenn Ong-Veloso twice each year is also an essential component of maintaining a healthy mouth in the long term. This brief outpatient appointment will help to clean your teeth, and polishing away minor dental stains, while also monitoring the general health of your mouth.

If you live in the Apple Valley, California, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 760-284-3060 to schedule a dental checkup at Glenn Dental.