Whether you are 6 years old or 60, your teeth are important. They affect the way you eat, how you feel about yourself, and even influence your behavior in countless ways. We’ve put together some information to help you understand various aspects of dental health and dental procedures, to keep you as informed as possible. Because keeping a beautiful smile for life is important for everyone.
Remember to brush your teeth twice a day with a good toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove the film on your teeth known as plaque, and removes food particles from between your teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit your between-meal snacks. Avoid sipping on soft drinks or fruit juices. And visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
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