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Your daily routines should include brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss between your teeth gumline at least once per day. If you are sometimes lax in these efforts, residual food particles and plaque deposits that linger in your mouth can harden into tartar.

As tartar accumulates it can leave you at increased risk of suffering from gum disease and tooth decay. Our dentist notes that even if you do remember to brush and floss consistently there may still be things you can do to reduce the bacterial population in your mouth.

Sometimes something as simple as a vigorous rinse with mouthwash can help clear away loosened food particles while also killing oral bacteria. Just keep in mind that it is only intended to augment your brushing and flossing efforts. It cannot physically remove bacterial deposits from between teeth and along the gumline.

When shopping for antiseptic mouthwash you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the label. The small logo ensures that the active ingredients have been effectively tested for safe and effective oral use.

If you live in the Brandon, Florida, region and you have an oral health or hygiene problem, you should call 813-681-5515 to schedule an appointment with Dr. A. Alessio Conte and the staff at Dental Excellence of Brandon.