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A healthy mouth improves your quality of life and provides a modest amount of peace of mind. Maintaining good oral health encompasses several important factors. To aid in this endeavor, your dentist, Dr. Scott Healey, offers these key insights.

Purchasing and using high-quality oral hygiene products is a critical aspect to consider. Despite marketing claims, some oral hygiene products are only formulated for cosmetic use and they offer little value to an effective oral hygiene routine. Be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. This seal is used to identify products that have been thoroughly researched and tested to be a safe and effective part of an oral hygiene routine.

Brushing twice and flossing once each day is critical for removing plaque and residual food particles. Without adequate cleaning, hardened tartar will form near the gumline, promoting periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Your routine dental checkup at Scott M. Healey Dentistry is also very important. During the 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 oral health in Lindon, Utah, you should call 801.653.0099 to schedule a checkup at Scott M. Healey Dentistry.