Dental Health 101


 

Dental health 101

 

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.

 

Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the Oral-B Interdental Brush, Reach Stim-U-Dent, or Sulcabrush.

 

Rinse daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. Some rinses also have antiseptic ingredients to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.

 

Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks.

 

Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.

 

Check with your dentist about use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth.

 

Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.

 

After drinking tea, coffee or red wine or anything else that stains your teeth simply brush them! 

 

Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam

 

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