Brush your teeth at least twice a day:

When you brush, don't rush! Take enough time to do a thorough job.

Keep your equipment clean:

Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store in an upright position, if possible, and allow to air-dry until using again. Know when to replace your toothbrush or replace the head on an electric toothbrush. If the bristles are frayed it is not doing its job.

Flossing for oral health:

You can't reach tight spaces between your teeth and under the gum line with just a toothbrush. This is where plaque builds up the most, causing bad breath and gum disease. Daily flossing is important. 

When to see the Dentist:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed when you brush and floss
  • Gums that begin pulling away from your teeth
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth bite together
  • Unusual sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Persistent bad breath or unusual taste in your mouth


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