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The American Dental Association provides a series of recommendations, guidelines, and informational tools to help people maintain good oral health throughout their lives. Of course, this encompasses several important factors.

The first cornerstone of cavity and gum disease prevention calls for a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. This calls for flossing your teeth at least once and brushing your teeth twice each and every day. The goal is to remove as much plaque, food particles, and sugar residues as possible to prevent the buildup of plaque acids and hardened tartar.

It’s also important to make sure you are using high-quality oral hygiene products. When shopping for a toothbrush, toothpaste, or dental floss, for you and your family, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo on the package indicates that it has been tested and approved for safe and effective oral use.  

Attending a routine dental checkup twice each year with a dentist like Dr. Yong Eon Park is also very important for maintaining the long-term health of your mouth. This will serve to clean your teeth and detect any early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.

If Dr. Park finds a problem he will help you understand the potential preventative measures and treatment options or he will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis. If you live in the Bakersfield, California, area and you have oral health concerns, you should call 661.588.2772 to schedule a dental checkup at Bright Dental Care.