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Taking care of your mouth doesn’t have to be difficult–but NOT taking care of your mouth can lead to tooth erosion, cavities, and other dental emergencies. To prevent the expense, pain, and annoyance of these problems, make sure your daily dental routines are ship-shape.

Brush: Brushing your teeth is a very important part of your oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice a day, for 2 minutes each time. This scrapes plaque and debris away from teeth and helps keep them bright and clean.

Floss: Flossing is brushing’s companion. It removes the plaque and debris from between the teeth that brushing can’t reach. Make sure to use single filament floss, to reduce breakage and fraying. Use a clean section of floss for each tooth, and don’t forget to floss behind the back molars!

Mouthwash: If you choose to add mouthwash to your hygiene routine, make sure it is actually effective. Choose a therapeutic mouthwash rather than a cosmetic one. Therapeutic mouthwashes do more than simply freshen breath; they actually kill the bacteria that causes halitosis, as well as cleaning and sometimes even whitening teeth.

For more information, call Midtown Dental in Raleigh, North Carolina, at 919-847-8074.  Dr. Seth Rumley and our team are happy to help!