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Do you want a top-notch oral health and smile? If so, you need to keep plaque at bay. Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist, Dr. Laris Milligan, recommends preventing plaque buildup by doing the following things:

-Brush your teeth twice a day. (Every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed)

-Floss your teeth at least once a day. (You can use whichever floss you desire)

-Rinse your mouth daily. (It’s best to use antibacterial mouthwash because it kills the bacteria that create plaque)

-Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. (The soft bristles will clean the smile and keep the oral tissues in tip-top shape)

-Use oral hygiene tools that have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval. (This stamp proves that the tools are safe and effective)

-Attend your dental checkups every six months for a routine dental cleaning.

Call Laris W. Milligan today at 910-799-5000 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about plaque in Wilmington, North Carolina. The more you know, the better. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team. We look forward to giving you the answers and information you seek!