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Good oral hygiene habits are essential for preventing cavities and gum disease. It starts with remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to floss between each of your teeth and the gumline at least once per day.

Daily oral hygiene routine will remove bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can harden into tartar or lead to a build-up of oral plaque acids. With consistent application these measures can reduce your risk for a variety of oral health problems.

Once you are done brushing and flossing a quick rinse with antiseptic mouthwash can help kill lingering oral bacterial while washing away loosened food particles. However, our dentist note that antiseptic mouthwash cannot replace the physical effectiveness of dental floss.

Having a dental checkup administered twice a year is also an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. The appointment is designed to clear away hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits. Our skilled dental team will then perform a comprehensive examination to detect any early signs of cavities and gum disease. The check-up also includes a screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Whitaker, Pennsylvania, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 412-567-0927 to schedule an appointment at Complete Dental Care.