Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tooth Plaque Prevention

Prevention of dental plaque includes:

  • Gargle with warm saltwater three times per day.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene:
  • Brush your teeth after meals and at bedtime.
    • Floss your teeth every day.
  • Gargle with dilute saltwater three times per day.
  • See your dentist every 6 months.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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