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Consistent oral hygiene habits are very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. If you frequently forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you are remiss at flossing at least once per day it can increase your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

You also need to keep in mind that the quality of your oral care products can also impact the general effectiveness of your daily routine. Some cosmetic oral care products rely on eloquent marketing messages to encourage consumers to purchase and use their products.

To better help consumers identify high-quality oral care products, the American Dental Association sponsors their Seal of Acceptance program. It was initially created in 1931 and has since has gone on to become the benchmark for identifying oral care products that meet their high standards for safety and effectiveness.

To earn the right to print the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance on their packaging, the manufacturer must voluntarily submit the oral care product in advance of its launch. The ADA’s laboratories will then test and research the active ingredients before approving it.

The American Dental Association’s website also hosts an index of all approved products which allows you to research the oral care items you provide for your family.

It’s also important to keep in mind that you should have a dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Yakov Royzman or Dr. Karina Zaygermakher. The outpatient appointment will professionally clean your teeth while monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

If you live in the New York, New York, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, we invite you to call (212) 579-0552 to schedule a dental checkup at Professional Dental & Implant Center.