April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month which highlights the importance of oral health and raises awareness about the prevention and control of oral diseases. This annual observance serves as a timely reminder for individuals to prioritize their dental health and take proactive steps towards achieving a brighter smile. 

Regular dentist visits are extremely crucial as they facilitate the early dedication of any signs or symptoms of oral diseases. Through comprehensive check-ups and exams, our dentists at American Dental Solutions can identify potential issues such as gum diseases, cavities, and oral infections before they worsen. 

At American Dental Solutions, our dentists provide professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup which will reduce the risk of dental problems. 

As we observe this month-long awareness, let’s explore some key tips and habits to keep our teeth and gums in top condition.

  1. Brush Twice a Day: Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of good oral hygiene. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean all surfaces of your teeth. Do not forget to brush your tongue as it helps remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh. 
  2. Eat a Balanced Diet: It’s important to know that what you eat affects your oral health. Aim for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
  3. Floss Daily: Flossing is important to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth and along the gum line. Make it a habit to floss at least once a day to prevent cavities and gum disease. If traditional flossing doesn’t work for you, consider using interdental brushes or water flossers. 
  4. Schedule Regular Dental Visits: Don’t wait until you have a toothache to visit the dentist. Regular dental check-ps and cleanings are crucial for detecting issues early and preventing oral health problems. Your dentist is able to offer guidance and treatments to ensure your smile remains both healthy and radiant.
  5. Minimize Acid Exposure: Minimizing sugar, coffee, tea, tobacco and carbohydrates will help prevent cavities.



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Celebrate National Oral Cancer Awareness Month with us at American Dental Solutions! Whether you’re due for a check-up or interested in exploring treatment options, we’re here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Visit any of our 15 convenient locations in southeast Pennsylvania: six in Berks County, one in Chester County, two in Lancaster County, and six in Montgomery County.

Call 1-844-9Smiles or click here to schedule an appointment online!