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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dental Hygiene Tips

  1. Floss before brushing.
    Before brushing make sure to floss, as it helps remove food particles that get stuck in between your teeth during eating. If these particles linger on the tooth surface, it can lead to dental health problems such as cavities, gum disease and gingivitis.

  2. Brush two times a day.
    Brush your teeth twice a day, morning and night. Spend at least 2-5 minutes brushing your teeth properly. You can also give your tongue a quick one over to help combat bad breath.

  3. Dental check-ups.
    Go to the dentist twice a year for expert cleanings. Women who are on birth control pills, or who are pregnant, should visit their dentist as they have an increased vulnerability to oral problems such as gum disease, tooth decay and cavities.

  4. Drink water.
    While eating drink 1-2 glasses of water. Drinking water can be as effective as flossing. Drinking certain beverages, like sugary sodas, may be harmful and lead to dental health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

  5. Vitamins.
    Vitamins C and D help in supporting the absorption of healthy minerals such as calcium and phosphorous. These minerals help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  6. Use the right toothbrush.
    There are many brand-name choices; but choosing one will come down to personal preference. Toothbrushes with soft, medium, or hard bristles are easy to find at your local drugstore. Don't forget to change your toothbrush every three months.