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By Advanced Dental Care
July 09, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental   Dentist   Oral Health   Plaque  
Your mouth is in a fight against plaque. Bacteria feed off of food particles and attempt to produce more bacteria to build up on the teeth. It’s a daily battle to keep bacteria at bay and teeth free of plaque. But if you have the right tools for the job, it’s much easier to maintain your oral health, even give it a boost. Oral Health
Keep these handy at all times:
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash 

Maintain Your Dental Tools

You will need to replace your toothbrush every three months or so, and the American Dental Association recommends you toss a toothbrush once the bristles are frayed because it won’t be able to properly grasp food particles and plaque.
For floss, it needs to be replaced every time. Do not reuse floss.
Other dental products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, do have expiration dates. No one usually notices the dates, but check the box the next time your purchase your toothpaste. Expired toothpaste and mouthwash are not dangerous, but expired products can lose their effectiveness after a certain point.

Avoid Habits That Create More Plaque

Another tactic is avoiding habits that create more plaque. Here are some things people do that gets them in a sticky situation.
  • Not brushing and flossing on a regular basis
  • Not utilizing mouthwash with fluoride (helps prevent tooth decay)
  • Not going to the dentist
  • Eating too many acidic and sweet treats
If you take these strategies to heart, it will produce great results!
Contact our Mill Creek dentist office if a tooth is concerning you. We can be reached at (425) 482-2322. 

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