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Your mouth is a very complex part of the body that is responsible for a wide range of responsibilities. Maintaining a healthy mouth is an important aspect of maintaining good quality of life. To help you address all elements of maintaining good oral health, Dr. Brett Riche offers the following insights and recommendations.

The American Dental Association advocates a daily oral hygiene routine that involves brushing your teeth twice per day. When you brush your teeth, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste while brushing each tooth in a small, circular motion. Using a toothpaste with fluoride will also help fortify the strength of your tooth enamel while the abrasive additives improve the brush’s ability to scour the faces of your teeth.

You should then floss each evening after you are done eating for the day. Make sure to floss between each of your teeth, along the gumline, and behind your back molar. When bacteria isn’t cleaned away from these areas, it can significantly increase your chances of suffering tooth decay and gum disease.

It’s important to only use the highest quality of oral hygiene products in your daily oral hygiene routine. You should only purchase products that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This signifies that the product has been tested and researched for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

Your regular dental exam and cleaning at The Dental Studio on 30th is also very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This includes a thorough dental cleaning and the examination of your teeth as well as the gums. Then we will conduct a screening for oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Farmington, New Mexico, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 505.592.0477 to schedule a dental exam at The Dental Studio on 30th.