The long-term health of your mouth is an important factor in your overall enjoyment of life. Preventing oral health problems like cavities, gum disease, and other conditions is an essential first step in maintaining a healthy mouth. This starts with practicing a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once a day. Daily oral health care will help remove sugar residue, food particles, and plaque before they can promote tooth decay and periodontal inflammation.
The quality of your oral care products can impact the overall effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine. You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing or using a new oral care product. The ADA’s logo only appears on products have been thoroughly researched and tested for safe and effective use.
Having a routine dental checkup performed every six months by our dentist, Dr. Hetal Rana is also important in the detection and prevention of oral health problems. A checkup consists of a thorough dental cleaning, followed by a comprehensive exam. If the dentist finds an area of concern she will present you with an effective treatment plan. This might also incorporate applying preventive measures such as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants.
If you live in the Roseville, California, area and your concerns about the health of your mouth you should call 916-774-4499 to schedule a checkup at Blue Hill Dental.