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A truly effective oral hygiene routine encompasses many facets. If any one of these things is inadequate or inconsistent, it will likely result in a decline in your oral health. This could include heightened tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease or the early onset of oral cancer.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use matters a great deal. Despite marketing claims, some oral hygiene products are only formulated for cosmetic use and offer little value to an effective oral hygiene routine. To make sure the product you are using does what it claims to do, be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. This renowned and hard-won seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested to be a safe and effective part of an oral hygiene routine.

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day is critical for removing plaque and residual food particles. Without adequate cleaning, hardened tartar will form near the gum line, promoting periodontal disease and tooth decay problems.

Don’t skip routine dental cleanings and exams. Our twice a year dental checkups and cleanings are extremely important to your oral health. During this appointment, one of our dedicated dentists, Dr. Dhillon or Dr. Woo, will thoroughly clean your teeth and examine your mouth for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay and oral cancer.

If you are concerned that some aspect of your oral hygiene routine is lacking, please call Complete Care Dental in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania, at 610.833.1919 to schedule an appointment. Let us make sure your smile health stays on track!