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Brushing your teeth every morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association is an important part of an effective oral hygiene routine. You also need to remember to floss your teeth at least once per day.

With consistency, this daily routine will help clear away plaque, food particles and bacteria matter before they can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. A fluoridated toothpaste with mild abrasives will clean your teeth, and help you maintain strong tooth enamel. You should note that some companies also offer specially formulated toothpastes to address certain dental needs. Whitening toothpaste typically uses mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to remove minor dental stains. If you have more significant problem, our dentist, Dr. Tina Foss can provide an in-office whitening treatment. Toothpaste that has been specially formulated with potassium nitrate can mitigate tooth sensitivity symptoms. Just keep in mind that your tooth sensitivity could be linked to an undiagnosed dental health condition which requires professional attention. You should only use a toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live in the Mesquite, Texas, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 972-686-6477 to set up an appointment at North Mesquite Dental.