Here are some tips and tricks to keep your mouth healthy and feeling good.

  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day using a toothpaste containing fluoride.
  • Brush the inner surfaces of your teeth to remove more plaque.
  • Help freshen your breath by brushing your tongue to remove bacteria.
  • Floss between your teeth once a day to remove plaque in areas where toothbrush cannot reach. Un-removed plaque will harden into tartar, which can only be removed with a professional cleaning.
  • Worn bristles are ineffective so replace your brush at least every 3 months.
  • Maintain a nutritious diet – eat healthy foods and drink more water and fewer sugary sodas and in between meals snacks
  • Schedule regular dental visits.

For more tips visit the American Dental Association (ADA) to help improve your overall oral care. There’s even an interactive Symptom Checker.

Did You Know?

Flossing isn’t so much about removing food debris as it is about removing dental plaque.

Did You Know?

Tea, coffee, wine, oranges, carrots, antibiotics and cigarettes can all stain your teeth.

Professional dental whitening in a dentist’s office and home-based tooth whitening systems can be expensive and painful for those with sensitive teeth.

Did You Know?

The tongue is a major source of bad breath germs.

Scrape your tongue when you brush your teeth.

Did You Know?

Baby teeth not only help form the developing jaws, but they hold space for the permanent teeth so that a normal bite occurs.

Start your child’s oral hygiene regimen early. Regular brushing, a healthy diet low in sugar, and regular dental check-ups will help prevent dental cavities later in life.