Tip of the Day: How to Care for your Teeth

teeth- caringIt is really important to have good oral health habits because a dental problem may have more negative consequences than you can ever imagine!

Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, for two minutes each time.

Make sure you brush on all sides of your teeth and get your tongue. You can ask your dentist(s) for a demonstration.

Use a dry bristle brush for the first two minutes of cleaning. It is not the toothpaste that “cleans” your teeth; it’s the mechanical action of the bristles in physical contact with the tooth surface that removes plaque.

Floss your teeth daily and after any food that will stick in your teeth. This cleans the other sides of your teeth that you couldn’t reach with your toothbrush. Use a tongue scraper.

A tongue scraper is an important part of oral hygiene that will also work wonders with stale, smelly breath.

 

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