Your oral health is incredibly important to your overall health. The state of your mouth is a huge indicator of your general quality of life. Therefore, making your oral hygiene a priority will benefit every area of your life. Flossing your teeth daily and brushing twice a day are the two most beneficial things that you can do to take care of your mouth between dental visits. Flossing your teeth scrapes away bacteria-laden plaque that builds upon the teeth each day. Dental floss is the only tool designed to remove plaque other than the scraping tools at your dentist’s office. The best way to avoid a lot of scraping from your dental hygienist is to floss at home. Brushing the teeth helps you remove plaque that has been loosened from the teeth, and it helps keep your breath fresh.
However, the team at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry understands that most people do not floss at all, and some people do not even brush their teeth twice every day. While there is no substitute for proper oral hygiene, one way that you can help protect your oral health is by adding mouthwash to your daily oral care routine.
Mouthwash that has the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of approval is guaranteed to contain the ingredients needed to kill damaging bacteria inside the mouth. While mouthwash will not remove bacteria-laden plaque from the teeth, it will kill 99% of the bacteria inside the mouth so that they do not cause cavities and decay.
If you fall into the category of those who do not floss every day and who occasionally skip brushing your teeth, Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can recommend a mouthwash that will help protect your teeth. Between dental visits, you have the responsibility to keep your smile healthy and bright. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning. We will be happy to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile.