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A consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine is one of the important key factors to maintaining good oral health. Here at Creative Dental Group our team of dentists offers up these key insights for you to help make the most out of your 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 American Dental Association 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 a soft bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste. A toothpaste with added fluoride also helps keep your tooth enamel strong. This can mitigate tooth sensitivity, while also helping to prevent tooth decay.

When you are done brushing, you should floss between your teeth and along the gumline. 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.

Your twice-annual dental checkup and cleaning at Creative Dental Group’s clinic, will remove hardened tartar, while also monitoring your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine, or you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call Creative Dental Group’s clinic in New Bedford, Massachusetts at 508-990-9900 to schedule an appointment.