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An effective oral hygiene routine calls for brushing your teeth each morning and evening as well as remembering thoroughly floss once each day. With practiced focus, these measures will help clear away sugar residue, plaque and trapped food particles from your mouth.

If you sometimes take a casual approach to your oral hygiene routine excess bacterial deposits will likely in your mouth. As they continue to build up these substances can lead to an increase in oral plaque acids.

As the acidic oral environment persists, it can start to demineralize your tooth enamel which will increase your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth. Many people suffering from tooth enamel erosion will also experience gradually worsening problems with tooth sensitivity.

Having a dentist like Dr. Alexander Santos perform a dental checkup, every six months will serve to detect tooth enamel demineralization as well as other developing oral health issues. If there is a concern with the strength of your tooth enamel he can administer a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth. Any active areas of tooth decay might need to be treated at a second appointment.

After all problem areas have been addressed our dentist might provide you with some simple tips and pointers to help improve your oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Chino Hills, California, area and you have a dental health concern, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule a checkup at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.