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A healthy mouth that is free of tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health conditions can contribute greatly to your overall quality of life. Fortunately, the American Dental Association is dedicated to helping consumers maintain good oral health. They do this by offering a series of recommendations, guidelines and informational tooth.

The first step in maintaining a healthy mouth is to practice a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing your teeth each morning and night. It also includes making a conscious effort to floss at least once each day. This basic daily routine will serve to remove plaque, food particles and sugar residue before they foster tooth decay and periodontal health problems.

It’s important to keep in mind that the quality of your hygiene products can also be a factor in the effectiveness of your daily routine. When shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, dental floss or other oral care product you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo on the package represents that the product has been tested for safe and effective oral use.

The American Dental Association also recommends that you have a dental exam and cleaning performed every six months by one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Kakarla, and Dr. Hanson.

The appointment starts with a thorough dental cleaning treatment and polishing. We will then perform a thorough dental exam to monitor your mouth for signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease. This also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If any areas of concern are found you will be presented with an applicable treatment plan.

If you are in the Chelsea, Michigan, area and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 734-475-8911 to schedule a dental checkup at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea.