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Your mouth plays host to a plethora of natural bacteria. When you eat food, sweets, or consume sugary beverages the residual material in your mouth can promote bacterial growth.

This can increase plaque acids and allow hardened tartar to develop at the gumline. The poor oral hygiene condition in your mouth will gradually start to increase your chances of developing gum disease and cavities.

To help prevent this from happening 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.

After brushing and flossing you can also give your mouth a vigorous rinse with a little antiseptic mouthwash. It can help wash away loosened food particles and kill oral bacteria. Just keep in mind 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 Harvey, Louisiana area and you have oral health concerns, you should call 504-367-0355 to schedule an appointment with the dentists at Barré Dental Care.