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Maintaining long-term good oral health will not only give you a healthy mouth, but it can also help you maintain your overall quality of life. To that end, your dentist, Dr. Chad Ellis, offers these key tips to consider to help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can have a serious impact on your oral health. Some cosmetic oral hygiene products are masked in dubious marketing claims that make them sound effective when, in reality, they do little more than freshen your breath. You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. This seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested for both safety and effectiveness. In other words, the product will do what it says it will do.

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day is critical for removing plaque and residual food particles. If you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, it can allow tartar to harden at the gumline. This promotes gum disease and increases your chances of developing cavities on multiple teeth.

Your regular dental checkup and cleanings with Dr. Chad Ellis is also very important. During these appointments, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and your mouth will be examined for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.

If you are concerned about some aspect of your overall oral health in Orem and Provo, Utah, you should not delay in contacting The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis at 801-225-5594 to schedule a checkup. Our team is always ready to help you maintain your smile health!