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Along with flossing at least once, brushing your teeth twice per day establishes an important foundation for the prevention of cavities and gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and apply a brand of fluoridated toothpaste with mild abrasives.

Fluoride is especially helpful, as it has been proven to strengthen the mineral density of tooth enamel to further prevent the development of dental caries and further tooth decay complications. At the same time, strong tooth enamel can also help maintain the integrity of your dental fillings.

When you are shopping for toothpaste, you should make the effort to look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. Only products that have met the ADA’s rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness are approved to print this logo on the item.

Of course, your regularly scheduled dental checkup at 21st Century Dental Care’s dental office is also an important aspect of maintaining good oral health. This brief outpatient appointment will help to clean your teeth, while also monitoring your mouth for other conditions that might affect the health of your mouth.

If you live in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call (908) 604-5959 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Vitaly Friedman and his staff.