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The general health of your mouth has a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Preventing problems like cavities, gum disease starts with practicing a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once helps to remove sugar residue, food particles and plaque before they can lead to problems with tooth decay and gum disease. A vigorous rinse with antiseptic mouthwash might also help to remove loosened food particles while also killing oral bacteria.

The quality of your oral hygiene products can also have an impact on the overall effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine. It’s important to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing an oral hygiene product. The ADA’s logo can only be printed on a product has been researched and tested to meet their high standards.

Having a dentist perform a routine dental checkup twice a year is also important for preventing and detecting oral health conditions. The appointment consists of a thorough dental cleaning treatment followed by a comprehensive dental exam performed by Dr. Indra Quagliata.

If a problem is found, she will present you with an effective treatment plan, which might also incorporate applying preventive measures.

If you live in the Rochester, New York, area and you have concerns about the health of your mouth, you should call 585-475-0140 to schedule a checkup at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.