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The American Dental Association advises that you should brush your teeth each morning and night, followed by flossing at least once each day. When combined with your routine dental checkups at Dr. Bin H. Park’s dental office, these basic oral hygiene practices should greatly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.

After you’re done brushing or flossing, you might also want to vigorously rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash. This can help extricate any loosened bacterial deposits and food particles, while also killing any lingering oral bacteria.

At the same time, you should also keep in mind that while some brands of antiseptic mouthwash can significantly help kill oral bacteria, they still cannot replace the effectiveness of traditional dental floss.

If you don’t make a concerted effort to floss between each of your teeth, clear the gum gumline, and clean behind each of your rear molars, some physical material will inevitably remain. The natural bacteria living in your mouth can exploit in these areas, leaving your teeth and gums at increased risk of cavities and gum disease.

Before using any new brand of antiseptic mouthwash, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo on the package indicates that the product has been tested for safe and effective oral use.

If you live in the Corona, California, area and you have concerns about the quality of your daily oral hygiene routine, you can call 951-898-5658 to speak to Dr. Bin H. Park or a member of the staff at Bin Park, DDS.