Good oral health is extremely beneficial for your overall quality of life. Oral maladies like periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer can be inconvenient, can cause discomfort and can even be costly to treat. To aid in the endeavor of maintaining good oral health in the long-term, Dr. Sean Ky recommends these key factors in helping you maintain a healthy mouth.
The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can have a significant impact. Certain cosmetic oral hygiene products are masked in hyperbolic marketing claims that make them sound effective. Unfortunately, they often end up doing little more than freshen your breath.
To make sure you are only using high-quality oral care products, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested to be a safe and effective part of an oral hygiene routine.
Brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing each night 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 tooth decay.
Attending your regular dental checkup at Sean T. Ky every six months is also very important. During this appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and your mouth will be examined for signs of gum disease, tooth decay as well as oral and pharyngeal cancer.
If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and you are concerned about some aspect of your oral health, you should call 626-792-0448 to schedule a checkup at Sean T. Ky.