Key Steps to a Healthy Mouth
1. BRUSH YOUR TEETH at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
2. FLOSS YOUR TEETH clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the Oral-B Interdental Brush, Reach Stim-U-Dent, or Sulcabrush.
3. HEALTHY EATING eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.
4. REGULAR DENTAL VISITS visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam.
A mouth rinse containing fluoride can help prevent tooth decay, according to the American Dental Association.