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Serious oral issues normally don’t begin that way When talking about your oral health, it is important to discuss plaque build-up and how ignoring it can lead to the most detrimental dental problems.

Having a consistent routine of daily oral care can reduce plaque, which is the impetus of tooth decay and gum disease

Brush Twice Every Day

The best times to brush your teeth are after breakfast in the morning, and just before you go to bed at night. If you do it right, it should only take a couple of minutes, and there is no better thing you can do to advance your oral health.

Floss Once a Day

Flossing gets at the tiny particles of food and reaches the bacteria where your toothbrush cannot.

Gargle with an ADA Approved Mouthwash

The American Dental Association’s seal of approval can be found on mouthwash products. Check the label for that seal and rinse your mouth with one of these.

Professional Teeth Cleaning by a Dentist

Last but not least, you should see your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and so that she may give you a regular check-up for any other dental issues that should be given attention. Preventative care is key to catching potential issues before they develop into major problems.

If it has been over 6 months since your last professional teeth cleaning, come see Dr. Marla Wilson. He will be happy to help you. Please contact Premier Dental Care to make an appointment at: 317-787-6625, or come by our office in Indianapolis, Indiana.