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The American Dental Association advises everyone to brush their teeth every morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss at least once a day to remove food particles and bacteria.

The fluoride in your toothpaste is especially helpful for maintaining the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. Your enamel helps to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Anytime you are shopping for a new brand of toothpaste you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The small ADA logo can only be used for oral care products that have been tested and researched and meet the ADA’s high standards for quality and effectiveness. If you have an additional dental needs you should plan a visit with our dentist, Dr. Diego Flores. If necessary, he might recommend a specially formulated toothpaste to address sensitivity, enamel erosion, or minor dental stains. The dentist might suggest a fluoride supplement or an in-office fluoride treatment to strengthen your enamel.

If you live in the Tomball, Texas, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you can always call 281.547.0542 to schedule a dental checkup at America's Family Dental Tomball.