Neil R. McGowan, DMD
Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Location and Office HoursNeil R McGowan DMD
East Meadow, NY 11554
How can I take better care of my teeth?
You can take better care of your teeth by brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. It's also important to floss your teeth daily. To help prevent cavities and tooth decay, limit your consumption of sugary foods and snacks. If you smoke, stop. Smoking can increase the risk of periodontal (gum) disease. Finally, see your dentist regularly.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What type of toothpaste or mouthwash should I use?
American Dental Association answered
There are so many oral care products on the store shelves, how do you decide what’s best for you and your family … favorite brand, lowest price, great flavor, safe and effective?
The next time you’re in the store look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance to help you make good choices in which toothpaste, mouthrinse and other oral health care products. When you see the ADA Seal on a package, you can be sure the product inside has been thoroughly evaluated to be safe and effective. You may take it for granted that’s true of all products, but to obtain the ADA Seal companies are frequently asked to meet higher standards than what is required by law. Rest assured, products with the Seal have gone the extra mile to prove they do what they say.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
How does a chewing gum get the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal?
American Dental Association answeredA company earns the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal for its product by showing with scientific evidence that the chewing gum is effective for one or more specific indications, such as reducing plaque acids, promoting remineralization of tooth enamel, reducing cavities and/or reducing gingivitis. Studies must also show that the gum is safe to oral tissues. The manufacturer must provide the results of both laboratory studies and clinical studies in humans.
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