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The health of your teeth relies in large part on the strength of your tooth enamel. Poor oral hygiene habits can leave bacterial deposits and residue in your mouth, contributing to the chronic buildup of plaque acids.

To help prevent this from happening, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night as well as making an effort to thoroughly floss at least once each day.

When brushing it’s best to apply a modest amount of toothpaste with mild abrasives to your soft-bristled toothbrush helps make it more effective for cleaning the faces of your teeth.

An ADA approved toothpaste that also includes trace amounts of added fluoride is especially helpful as it can effectively bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This can help resist tooth decay while also reducing your chances of suffering from tooth sensitivity.

When you are shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, you need to keep an eye out for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using a new type of toothpaste. The small ADA logo can only be printed on oral hygiene products that have been tested and approved for meeting the highest standards for safety and effectiveness.

If you live in the Mason, Ohio, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you can always call 513.229.7801 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor and the professional staff at Taylor Family Dentistry’s dental offices.