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When you have a tooth that gets infected, you’ll end up with what’s technically called an abscess. An abscess can cause myriad oral health problems, but first and foremost it poses a danger to the health of the tooth – or teeth – that it formed under.

So how do you prevent an abscess? It’s not as difficult as you may think. Let’s look at what Dr. Brett Langston recommends you do to help keep your mouth free of tooth infections.

Don’t slack on oral health

The biggest mistake people make that leads to an abscess is a combination of getting lazy with their oral health routine and eating a bad diet. Here at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, our team encourages you to be vigilant in your oral health routine for a reason – because it really will make a difference.

Use mouthwash

If you know you have a harder time than most in maintaining good oral health (due to a number of various factors) then it’s a good idea to incorporate mouthwash into your oral health routine. This rinse after brushing and flossing cleans away any remaining germs and the alcohol does a great job of keeping harmful bacteria at bay. If you need more information on what type of mouthwash to use, feel free to contact Dr. Brett Langston.

If you gear you may have an abscess or you need a checkup, since it’s been too long since your last one, then call us today at (404) 321-4588 to see what our team can do to help you and your smile.