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Family members are often bound together in a variety of ways. What affects one of you tends to affect the others in some way. This can also pertain to maintaining good oral health and hygiene.

Each member of your family should thoroughly brush their teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. You also need to make sure they thoroughly floss between each of the teeth as well as along the gumline.

The quality of the oral care products that your family uses can weigh heavily in their ability to prevent problems with gum disease and tooth decay.

To aid in this effort the American Dental Association applies their Seal of Acceptance program. It involves testing and researching submitted oral hygiene products to ensure they meet high standards for safe and effective oral use.

If a manufacturer’s submitted product meets the ADA’s requirements for safety and effectiveness, then they can print the ADA’S logo on their packaging.

The ADA also maintains a comprehensive index of approved products on their website. This is designed to help you conveniently research oral hygiene products.

If you live in the Huntersville, North Carolina, area and a member of your family have an oral hygiene concern, please call 704-948-8494 to schedule a dental checkup with Dentistry For Kids’s dentist Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell.