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Brushing your teeth each morning and evening, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once each day is essential for removing food particles and plaque from your mouth. If these bacterial deposits are not adequately cleared away each day they can contribute to your chances of suffering from cavities and periodontal disease.

At the same time, it’s also important to visit a professional dentist like Dr. Jun H Chung twice each year, for a dental checkup. This will serve to clean away hardened tartar while also monitoring the general health of your mouth.

To help maintain an effective oral hygiene routine the American Dental Association offers high standards for quality, safety, and effectiveness in oral hygiene products. Some oral hygiene manufacturers disguise an ineffectiveness product with eloquent marketing claims.

To help address this concern the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program. It is designed to help consumers identify only the highest quality oral hygiene products for use in their daily routine.

An oral hygiene manufacturer can voluntarily submit a new product to the ADA in advance of its launch. Their professional laboratories will then test and research the active ingredients for safety and effectiveness. If the product meets the ADA’s high standards it will earn the right to print the Seal of Acceptance on the label.

If you live in the Leesburg, Virginia area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you should call 703-858-5990 to set up a dental checkup with Dr. Jun H Chung and the staff at Lansdowne Dental Arts.