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Periodontal disease, tooth decay and other oral issues can have a serious negative impact on your oral health and overall quality of life. Preventing these problems goes beyond simple brushing and flossing. To that end, your dentist, Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp, recommends these key factors to keep in mind to help you maintain a healthy mouth.

The quality of the oral hygiene products you use can have a serious impact. Some cosmetic oral hygiene products are masked in dubious marketing claims that make them sound effective. Unfortunately, they often end up doing little more than freshen your breath. To ensure that you are always using a high-quality oral hygiene product, you should always talk to your dentist to see what products are right for you.

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 your chances of developing cavities on multiple teeth.

Your regular dental checkup and cleaning at Crosby Dental Center is also very important. During this appointment, 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 Houston, Texas, you should call Crosby Dental Center at 281-328-3569 to schedule an appointment.