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Your mouth is a complex part of the body involved in a wide range of functions, including processing food, speech, facial impression and much more. Maintaining a healthy mouth helps maintain a high-quality of life in the long-term.

To aid in this endeavor, the oral care specialists at Lavista Park Family Dentistry’s Tucker, Georgia clinic offer the following insights.

A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is also of critical for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice per day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste with added fluoride.

You should then floss your teeth each night after you’re done eating for the day. If you’ve a hard time working floss between your teeth in the past, you might want to a wax coated dental floss. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums. Be sure to floss into the gum line and behind your back molars.

The quality of oral care products you use in your daily oral hygiene regimen is important. When shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, for safety and effectiveness. This seal means they’ve been tested by the ADA for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

Your regular dental cleaning and exam at Dr. Ayesha Rahman’s clinic is also critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. This will effectively remove dangerous calculus, and monitor your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease. The checkup also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer. This is especially important, as early detection increases treatment success.

If you live in the Tucker, Georgia area and you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, you should call (770)-939-5122 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Ayesha Rahman.