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The health of your mouth can be a significant factor in your overall quality of life. The discomfort of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems can limit your food choices, affect your self-esteem, cause anxiety, and could potentially prove costly to treat. To help prevent these problems the American Dental Association offers several recommendations.

This starts with consistently of brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as thoroughly flossing your teeth once each day. This daily oral hygiene routine can help remove plaque, and other bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can contribute to cavities and periodontal health problems.

You should also take note that the quality of your oral hygiene products will also be a factor in the overall effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine. When shopping for a new toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrush, or antiseptic mouthwash, you should always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed on the package indicates that its active ingredients have been researched and tested for safe and effective use.

Your routine dental checkups at Lake Highlands Dental’s dental offices will also be also critical for maintaining good oral health. This simple outpatient appointment will clean your teeth of tartar while also polishing away minor dental stains. At the end of the checkup Dr. Lyndel Stripling will examine your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer.

If you are in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call (214) 613-1279 to schedule a dental checkup at Lake Highlands Dental.