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An effective oral hygiene routine can play an important role in preventing oral health problems including gum disease and cavities. You need to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss once a day, making sure to clean between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline and behind each of your rear molars.

With consistency these measures can help remove sugar residue, lingering food particles and plaque before they can contribute to oral plaque acids or harden into tartar. Your routine checkups, at the dental practice of Kaitilin Riley DDS, can further clean your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

Our dentist notes that the quality of your care products can also influence the overall effectiveness of your daily routine.

One easy way to make sure that you and your family are using high-quality oral care products is to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the label. The small logo indicates that the product meets the ADA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness.

Before a product can earn the Seal of Acceptance, an oral care manufacturer needs to voluntarily submit it for research and testing. If the active ingredients meet strict guidelines, the manufacturer will be allowed to print the ADA’s logo on the package.

If you live in the Paso Robles, California, area and you have an oral hygiene or oral health concern, you should call 805-238-3880 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Kaitilin Riley.