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The American Dental Association advocates a consistent and effective oral hygiene routine to help prevent oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. It calls for thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and evening with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also important to remember to floss between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline once each day.

Your daily routine is designed to remove sugar residue, stray food material and plaque from your teeth and periodontal tissues. With consistency it can help to reduce the presence of plaque acids and reduce the hardening of tartar near your gumline.

The staff at Dental Excellence of Brandon also note that the quality of your care products can also influence the overall effectiveness of your oral hygiene regimen.

To address this area of concern the American Dental Association offers their Seal of Acceptance to oral product manufactures. It was conceived in 1931 and has since become the industry standard for identifying quality oral hygiene products that meet the ADA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness.

To receive the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance an oral care manufacturer can submit a new product for research and testing. If the active ingredients meet the ADA’s guidelines, the manufacturer will be allowed to print the Seal of Acceptance on its label.

If you live in the Brandon, Florida, area and you have an oral hygiene or oral health concern, you should call 813-681-5515 to schedule a dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. A. Alessio Conte.