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The American Dental Association reminds consumers to brush their teeth each morning and night. This should also be followed by making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once per day.

When brushing make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush, with fluoridated toothpaste. A brand of toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and has also earned the ADA’s approval will further help to clear away bacterial deposits from your teeth.

Flossing is especially important for removing residual food matter and plaque deposits from between teeth and the gumline before they can harden into tartar. If this happens your chances of suffering gum disease can increase.

It’s very important to be thorough when flossing the gumline, where your teeth meet your gum tissues, as well as behind each of your rear molars. These areas can sometimes trap significant bacterial deposits.

Attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Brenner Dental of Park Slope’s dental offices is also a critical component in gum disease prevention. This basic appointment is designed to clear away any traces of bacterial tartar while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

If you live in the Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you should call 718-638-6607 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Leonard Brenner and his staff.