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Preventing cavities and gum disease starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen. The process begins with brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once each day.

To effectively clean the faces and contours of your teeth you need to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a quality toothpaste that includes fluoride. Working the toothbrush in small circles on each tooth will help clean away food particles and plaque buildup.

You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using a new brand of toothpaste. Only products that meet the ADA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness can print this logo on the item.

Having a dentist like Dr. Martin Trockel administer a dental checkup every six months is also an essential component of maintaining good oral health. At the appointment, we will professionally clean your teeth and polish away minor dental stains while also monitoring the general health of your mouth.

If Dr. Martin Trockel finds an area of concern he will help you understand your treatment options, which might also include applying an additional preventive measure, such as a professional fluoride treatment.

Sometimes something as simple as replacing periodically replacing your toothbrush or finding a new type of dental floss that you enjoy can also help maximize the effectiveness of your daily routine.

If you live in the Bixby, Oklahoma, area and you have an oral health concern, we invite you to call 918-366-3777 to schedule a dental checkup at Spartan Family Dentistry.