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An effective oral hygiene calls for flossing your teeth at least once each day as well as making sure to thoroughly brush your teeth every morning and evening with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. With consistency it can clear away food particles, plaque and other bacterial deposits before they can promote problems with tooth decay and gum disease

It’s important to keep in mind that the bristles of your manual toothbrush can gradually bend and suffer from excess wear. As the brush head continues to degrade it can reduce the overall effectiveness of your daily routine. To make sure you are effectively cleaning the surfaces of your teeth, the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months.

When shopping for a new toothbrush it’s important to look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. Their logo can only be printed on the package of a product has tested and approved it for safe and effective oral use.

Having a dentist like Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson perform a routine dental checkup twice a year is also an important factor in maintaining a healthy mouth. Each of these appointments includes a professional dental cleaning to remove bacterial deposits as well as a comprehensive dental exam to detect any developing oral health problems

If you are in the Houston, Texas, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 713-861-8323 to schedule a dental checkup at Dentists at Memorial Park.