Brushing your teeth twice daily helps to remove the plaque and food particles between the teeth and helps to maintain optimal oral health.
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a good tooth paste.
- Replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
- A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdentally cleaner. Decay – causing bacteria sill linger between teeth where tooth brush bristles can’t reach. This helps to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between snacks.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and oral checkups.
Antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes reduce the bacterial count and inhibit bacterial activity in dental plaque, which can cause gingivitis, an early, reversible form of periodontal (gum) disease.