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According to the American Dental Association, a consistent daily oral hygiene routine is a critical component of maintaining good oral health. It involves thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. It’s also important to remember to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. Many people choose to floss just before going to bed to help clear away bacterial deposits and food debris before they go to sleep. When flossing, don’t forget to clean behind your molars.

After brushing and flossing a vigorous rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash can also help to remove loosened material and kill oral bacteria. At the same time, it’s also important to note that while mouthwash can kill bacteria, it cannot match your toothbrush and dental floss to physically remove food from between teeth and your gumline. Some people also like to use interdental brushes, floss threaders, and water flosser devices to help clean away food particles and bacterial deposits.

Having a dental checkup performed twice each year by one of our dentists can help you maintain a healthy mouth and address any oral health problems.

If you live in the Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, or Noblesville, Indiana, areas and you have oral hygiene questions, you can always call 317-810-9285 to schedule a dental checkup at Monon Family Dental.