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The American Dental Association recognizes that there are multiple facets involved in maintaining good oral health. It starts with the consistency and quality of your daily oral hygiene routine. This also includes using only the highest quality of oral hygiene products that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each night helps remove food particles and plaque before they can harden into tartar. The ADA recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste while brushing. Toothpaste with added fluoride also helps keep your tooth enamel strong. This can mitigate tooth sensitivity and help prevent cavities.

You should floss each night, preferably after you have finished eating for the day. Flossing is the most effective way to remove plaque and trapped food particles from between teeth and along the gumline. Waxed dental floss can help you easily work the floss into hard-to-reach places. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.

Your routine dental checkup and cleaning at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. will remove any lingering traces of hardened tartar. Your dentist, Dr. Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting, will also monitor your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If you are concerned about some aspect of your daily oral hygiene routine in Appleton, Wisconsin, you can always call 920.739.9612 to schedule an appointment at our dental office.