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Maintaining a healthy mouth is very important for maintaining a high quality of life. Tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health maladies can cause significant discomfort and can lead to severe complications.

To help people maintain a healthy mouth throughout their lifetime, the American Dental Association offers a series of recommendations, guidelines, and informational tooth.

This starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing your teeth each morning and night while also making a conscious effort to floss at least once each day. This will help to remove plaque, food material, and sugar residue before they foster tooth decay and periodontal health problems.

The quality of your hygiene products can also help you maintain an effective daily oral hygiene practice. When shopping for a new brand of toothpaste, dental floss, or antiseptic mouthwash, you should always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo indicates that the product has been tested for safe and effective oral use.

The ADA further recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. David Blackhurst and the staff at David R Blackhurst DDS.

This outpatient appointment starts with a thorough dental cleaning. Then, our dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam to monitor your mouth for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other issues. It also includes a basic cancer screening for early detection of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If any areas of concern are found, you will be presented with an applicable treatment plan.

If you are in the American Fork, Utah, area, and if you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 801-756-7211 to schedule a dental checkup at David R Blackhurst DDS.