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The health of your mouth plays an important role in your overall quality of life. Oral and dental health conditions can cause discomfort and prove to be costly to treat. A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is the very first line of defense in the prevention of many oral health maladies.

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day. This should then be followed up by carefully flossing between your teeth and along the gumline. Also, be sure to floss behind each of your rear molars as these areas can harbor significant bacterial deposits.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can also play a significant factor. Some oral hygiene products are only formulated for cosmetic use and they offer little value to an effective oral hygiene routine. It’s important to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using any oral hygiene product. This seal is used to identify products that have passed through rigorous testing and research. Only products that have met stringent guidelines will receive approval to print the ADA logo on their packaging.

Your twice-annual dental exam at Canyon Dental Care is also of critical importance. During the appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and your mouth will be examined for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. If Dr. Ryan Wilson detects a problem, he will present you with applicable treatment options.

If you live in the Farmington, New Mexico, area and you have concerns about your oral hygiene routine, you should call (505) 278.7007 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Ryan Wilson.