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Food particles, sugar residue, and plaque buildup can threaten the health of your teeth and periodontal tissues in a variety of ways. The daily presence of plaque acids can gradually demineralize tooth enamel increasing your chances of suffering cavities on multiple teeth. At the same time bacterial deposits that harden into tartar near the gumline can increase your chances of suffering from gum disease.

To help prevent these problems the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day. This basis daily oral hygiene routine can clear away bacterial matter to help maintain good oral health.

Once you are done brushing and flossing you can also vigorously rinse your mouth with a modest amount of antiseptic mouthwash. Not only can this help wash away food particles, it can also help kill lingering oral bacteria.

However, it’s worth noting that even the most potent antiseptic properties cannot replace dental floss and its physical ability to clean bacterial deposits from between teeth as well as the gumline.

When shopping for a new brand of antiseptic mouthwash you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This signifies that the product has been tested and researched to meet vigorous standards.

If you are in the Augusta, Georgia, area and you have oral health concerns, you should call 706-868-4200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tyjuan Williams and the dental specialists at Tyjuan Williams DMD.