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The American Dental Association offers several guidelines and insights to help maintain long-term, good oral health. This is founded on a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. To aid in this endeavor, your dentist, Dr. Steven Hever, offers these key insights to incorporate into your daily habits.

The first factor is the quality of the oral hygiene products you use. You should only purchase products that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance because it is safe and effective.

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day to remove plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. When brushing your teeth, you should 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 and prevent cavities.

You should also floss once each evening after you are done eating for the day. 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. Be sure to floss along the gumline as well as behind each of your back molars.

Your twice-annual dental checkup and cleaning at Finesse Dental Care will remove any lingering traces of hardened tartar. It will also allow us to monitor your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If you have questions about how to improve your oral hygiene routine in Westlake Village, California, you can always call 805-777-7447 to speak to a member of our team.