Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle, circular motions to clean all tooth surfaces and along the gumline.
Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between your teeth and under the gumline, where a toothbrush can't reach. Make it a habit to floss once a day to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Consider using an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce plaque, fight bacteria, and freshen breath. Look for a mouthwash containing fluoride for added protection against tooth decay.
Limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages as they can contribute to tooth decay and enamel erosion. Consume these items in moderation and rinse your mouth with water afterward.
Water helps wash away food particles and bacteria, keeping your mouth clean and hydrated. Additionally, fluoridated water can contribute to stronger teeth.
Chewing sugar-free gum, especially after meals, can stimulate saliva production, which helps neutralize acids and wash away food particles, aiding in oral health.
Smoking and using other tobacco products can stain teeth, cause bad breath, and significantly increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
Visit your dentist for routine check-ups and professional cleanings every six months or as recommended. Dental professionals can detect issues early and provide guidance on maintaining oral health.