Proper oral hygiene is your key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are our and the American Dental Association's recommendations for at home care:
Brush 2-3 times every day with a fluoride toothpaste (it doesn't matter which brand)Floss once a dayEat a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)Limit consumption of sugary foods and beverages. Soda drinks can destroy teeth faster than almost anything elseEliminate or at least limit use of alcohol, chewing tabacco, and cigarettes
We also recommend using an electric high-speed toothbrush in conjunction with a waterpik for your daily at-home oral care.
And don't forget six-month professional cleanings and checkups. The American Dental Association recommends checkups every six months for those ages four and older.
Professional cleanings by qualified hygienists will remove bacteria and plaque, which can cause serious dental problems if not kept in check.
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