HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH
Prevention of dental caries includes regular cleaning of the teeth, a diet low in sugar, and small amounts of fluoride. Brushing the teeth twice per day and flossing between the teeth once a day is recommended.
There are many steps you can take to keep your teeth healthy. For example, dental and oral disease can be greatly reduced by:
brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day
flossing your teeth at least once a day
decreasing your intake of sugar
eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables
avoiding tobacco products
drinking fluoridated water
seeking professional dental care Even if you’ve been taking good care of your teeth, you’ll still need to have a professional cleaning twice a year during a routine visit with your dentist.
Your dentist will recommend other treatments if you show signs of gum disease, infections, or other problems.