Tip of the Day: Tips on Having Healthy Teeth for Life

Start children early, Dental care should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, usually around six months.

Use enough — but not too much — fluoride. The single biggest advance in oral health has been fluoride, which strengthens enamel, making it less likely to decay.

Brush twice a day and floss daily. Toothbrushes should be changed 3 to 4 times a year.

Rinse or chew gum after meals. In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay and gum problems. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also protect by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acid.

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