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Preventing problems with tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other oral health maladies can go a long way toward maintaining your quality of life. Of course, maintaining good oral health is about more than occasionally brushing and flossing your teeth. In fact, it incorporates several factors and each are of equal importance. To that end, your dentist, Dr. Christopher M. Spelman, offers the following insights.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can have a serious impact. Some cosmetic oral hygiene products are masked in dubious marketing claims that make them sound effective. Unfortunately, they often end up doing little more than freshen your breath. To ensure that you are always using a high-quality oral hygiene product, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This 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 your teeth twice per day and flossing each night are critical tasks for removing plaque and residual food particles. If you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, it can allow tartar to harden at the gumline. This promotes gum disease and your chances of developing cavities on multiple teeth.

Your twice-annual dental checkup and cleaning at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC is also very important. During this appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and your mouth will be examined for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay and oral cancer.

If you have questions about how to best maintain your oral health in Hopewell, New Jersey, you should call 609-466-1332 to schedule a checkup at our clinic.