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An effective oral hygiene routine relies on brushing your teeth each morning and evening, as well as remembering to floss at least once each day. With consistency, this routine will remove much of the food material and bacterial deposits before they can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. Another important aspect is to visit your dentist biannually here in the Williamsburg and Norge, VA, areas.

You may want to also rinse your mouth vigorously with antiseptic mouthwash. This will clear away any loosened material and also kill any lingering oral bacteria that can cause bad breath.

It’s also important to note that antiseptic mouthwash cannot replace the use of traditional dental floss. A mouthwash is merely an aid for clearing the mouth, killing bacteria, and freshening your breath.

Without a conscious and consistent effort to floss between your teeth and along gumline, some physical material will inevitably remain. This is especially true for the area behind each of your molars.

The natural bacteria living in your mouth can accumulate in these areas, leaving your teeth and gums at an increased risk of cavities and gum disease.

You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a new brand of mouthwash. This logo on the package indicates that the product has been tested, and is safe and effective for oral use.

If you live in the Williamsburg and Norge, VA, areas and you have oral health or oral hygiene concerns, you can call 757-258-7778 to schedule a dental checkup with our dental professionals and the staff at Morrison Dental Group.