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Discomfort and other complications from cavities and periodontal health problems can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. If these oral health problems are not treated in a reasonable amount of time they can lead to severe complications, ancillary medical issues, and might also require increasingly invasive treatment.

 

Prevention is often the most effective strategy for limiting the occurrence of gum disease and tooth decay. This comes from practicing a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine of brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This will help remove sugar residue, food particles, and plaque before it can promote gum disease and dental caries

 

You should also be mindful that the quality of your oral hygiene products can also be a factor in an in the effectiveness of your oral hygiene practices. To that end, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. The ADA’s logo can only be printed on a product has been thoroughly researched and tested by the ADA for safe and effective oral use.

 

Having a routine dental checkup performed at the dental offices of Auburn Oaks Family Dentistry every six months is also critical for prevention and early detection of oral health problems. This consists of a thorough dental cleaning treatment followed by Dr. Narinder Mahal examining your mouth for signs of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer.

 

If you live in the Citrus Heights, California, area and your concerns about the health of your mouth you should call 916-722-4900 to schedule a checkup at the dental offices of Auburn Oaks Family Dentistry.