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Oral health conditions such as cavities, tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other dental problems can cause tooth loss, irritate the teeth, create medical complications, and are often an expensive treatment. In order to prevent one of these problems befalling you, the American Dental Association (ADA) has provided a series of recommendations and informational tools to protect your smile.

A daily oral hygiene regimen consisting of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once every day are the first steps you can take. These simple daily habits can help prevent plaque buildup, remove sugar residue and food particles from your mouth, and reduce the buildup of acids and tartar that can harden. Consistency with your daily oral hygiene routine is key and will significantly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

The quality of your oral hygiene products is also a large factor. It’s vital to always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance when purchasing dental healthcare products. This small logo is printed on the package, indicating that its active ingredients have been researched as well as tested for effectiveness and safety.

One of the best things to do for your smile is to attend your routine dental checkup with Dr. Marco Gutierrez twice each year. A simple outpatient appointment involves a thorough clean of your teeth to get rid of tartar and polish away minor dental stains. Your mouth will also be examined for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancer.

If you are in the Newberg, Oregon, area and you have an oral health concern, call 503-554-6714 to schedule a dental appointment or consultation today at Royal Dental Care. Our team will help you get your best and brightest smile while providing the care it needs!