Mouthwash is often seen as an optional aspect to oral hygiene maintenance. However, it shouldn’t be seen in this manner since it’s also a vital step to keeping teeth in tip-top shape. Mouthwash reaches all the crooks and crannies that brushing and flossing can’t reach. This helps removes germs, bad bacteria, etc. that can cause bad breath and decay.
As a part of oral hygiene maintenance, foods like junk food, soda, etc. should be avoided as much as possible. Alleviating multiple snacks in between meals is also a great way to help keep your teeth healthy. These kinds of foods and drinks can cause decay or plaque buildup, especially if a patient’s routine isn’t consistent.
If you’re unsure about your oral hygiene maintenance and would like to come in for a checkup, give us a call!