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Your dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, wants you to have a top-notch oral health and a strong smile. This is why he strongly encourages you to keep up on oral hygiene regularly. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth (the teeth and gums) clean to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Fortunately, oral hygiene can do more than just that for you and your smile. It can prevent bad breath, improve your smile’s appearance (if you use the right tools), and help you keep your natural teeth as you grow older.

Your oral hygiene routine should consist of four different tasks, which are: brushing (twice a day), flossing (once a day), rinsing with mouthwash (daily), and visiting your dentist for a routine dental cleaning and exam (every six months). These things can help you remove the harmful plaque, bacteria, and tartar from your teeth and gums on a regular basis.

While scrubbing and cleaning your smile, it’s important to use tools that can effectively and safely clean your chompers and oral tissues. This means you should use a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This ADA seal of approval signifies that the product is safe and effective during your smile-cleaning routine.

Call James C. Ma today at 559-688-4111 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Tulare, California. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!