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Complications from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other oral issues might have expensive ramifications. Maintaining good oral health helps maintain your overall quality of life. To that end, your dentist, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, offers these key factors to consider when developing an effective daily oral hygiene routine.

Purchasing and using high-quality oral hygiene products is a critical aspect to consider. Despite marketing claims, some oral hygiene products are only formulated for cosmetic use and they offer little value to an effective oral hygiene routine. Be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. This seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

Brushing your teeth twice each day is important for removing plaque and food particles from the faces and contours of your teeth. The American Dental Association then recommends flossing each evening. Be sure to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline as well as behind your last molars.

Your twice-annual dental checkup at Shining Smiles LLC 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 you are concerned about the effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine near Bolingbrook, Naperville, Riverside, Joliet, Illinois, you can always call 630-972-4010 to schedule an appointment at Shining Smiles LLC.