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Preserving your oral health throughout the course of your life can have significant weight on your overall quality of life. To help with this endeavor, the American Dental Association recommends that you thoroughly brush your teeth twice each morning and night, while also making a conscious effort to floss at least once each day.

At the same time, you should keep in mind that the quality of your hygiene products can also be a factor in the overall effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene efforts. When you shop for toothpaste, dental floss, and antiseptic mouthwash, you should always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo represents that the product was tested for safe and effective oral use.

The ADA also recommends that you attend a routine dental exam twice each year with a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Thi Hoang.

There are multiple phases to this appointment. The first includes a thorough dental cleaning. Then a comprehensive dental exam will monitor your mouth for signs of cavities, and gum disease. It also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If Dr. Thi Hoang finds any areas of concern, she will present you with an applicable treatment plan.

If you are in the Fremont or Livermore, California, area and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 510.794.7900 to schedule a dental checkup at Mowry Dental.