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Are you aware of all the risks associated with allowing plaque buildup in your mouth? Plaque buildup can be a combination of food particles and debris along with bacteria that create a thin layer on top your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to health risks such as dental erosion and cavities. Beyond your brushing and flossing daily routine, make sure that you’re also using supplemental cleaning tools such as mouthwash.

Mouthwash products may be nonabrasive cleaners to enhance your oral health care. Furthermore, they could be safe for your smile when your teeth are extra sensitive. Because mouthwash can be used after eating, it is popular for not only reducing your risk for various oral health problems and issues such as cavities and gingivitis, but it can even be used to help freshen your breath. However, whereas cosmetic mouthwash products are only designed to temporarily control bad breath, you may need a therapeutic mouthwash that can target and eliminate the germs causing the foul odors. For additional help cleaning out your mouth, visit our doctor every six months for a professional cleaning.

If you would like to consult with our doctor in Hickory, North Carolina, you are welcome to contact Dr. John McAllister and our team about professional cleanings to enhance your smile. To schedule an appointment at our dental office of McAllister Dentistry, call 828-322-6731.