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A consistent and effective oral hygiene routine is the very first line of defense for preventing oral health problems such as tooth decay, and gum disease. In conjunction with your routine dental checkups, brushing twice a day and flossing once per day can help significantly improve your chances of having healthy mouth.

It’s also important to keep in mind that your choice of oral hygiene products can determine how effective dental regimen will be. A product that can’t thoroughly clean your mouth, or is only intended to freshen breath, can hamper your efforts at preventing cavities and gum disease.

To help you to make good product choices, the American Dental Association created their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its inception in 1931 it has become the oral care industry standard for identifying the highest quality hygiene products for a safe and effective dental hygiene routine.

A manufacturer can voluntarily submit a new product to American Dental Association for research and testing. The active ingredients will then be thoroughly examined for safety and effectiveness. If the product meets the ADA’s rigorous guidelines, it will be display the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you need help selecting a new oral hygiene product for your family, you can always call 916-422-3991 to speak with Dr. Novan Nguyen or a member of the staff at Novan Dental.