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Maintaining an effective daily oral hygiene routine is one of the important key factors to maintaining good oral health. The American Dental Association and Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson offer up these key insights for you to incorporate into your personal daily oral hygiene routine.

The first factor is the quality of the oral hygiene products you use. You should only purchase products that have earned ADA Seal of Acceptance, for safety and effectiveness.

The second factor is brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day. When brushing your teeth each day the ADA recommends that you use with a soft bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste. A toothpaste with fluoride will also help to fortify the strength of your tooth enamel.

When you are done brushing, you should floss between your teeth and along the gum line. Flossing is the most effective to remove plaque and trapped food particles to prevent them from hardening into tartar. Waxed dental floss can help you more 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.

The final and yet equally critical factor to maintain good oral health is to attend your regular dental checkup with Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson. This checkup includes a cleaning procedure to remove hardened tartar while also detecting early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine, or to schedule your next dental checkup, you should call Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison & Eric J. Gabrielson at 972-636-2417 to schedule an appointment.