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A healthy mouth is certainly an important aspect of maintaining a high quality of life. Cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems can cause significant discomfort and complications. Left untreated they can also be expensive to deal with.

The first step in maintaining a healthy mouth in the long term calls for a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. It also requires flossing between each of your teeth and gumline at least once each day.

With consistency and proper technique this daily routine should remove plaque and food particles before they can contribute to plaque acid build up and tartar. This will, in turn, reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

It’s also important to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The logo can only be printed on the package of oral care products that have been tested and approved for safe and effective oral use.

Having a dentist like Dr. Mehrdad Safavian perform a routine dental checkup, every six months is also very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple appointment will serve to clean your teeth while also detecting any early signs of developing oral health problems. Should we find an area of concern, we will help you understand your treatment options.

If you live in the Dublin, Ohio, area and you have oral health or oral hygiene concern, you should call (614) 932-2202 to schedule a dental checkup at Avery Dental Center.