Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, before you go to bed and a minimum of one other time throughout the day, using a fluoride toothpaste. You can find lots of types of specialized toothpastes, so consider talking with Dr. Amy if you should use a family toothpaste, whitening toothpaste, or tartar control toothpaste. You don’t want to cover the head of your brush in toothpaste. A pea sized amount will do. Kids should use a pea-sized smear of toothpaste. Be sure kids under 7 are supervised until they have good brushing habits.
Utilize a brush with a little to medium sized head and with soft to medium, multi-tufted, round finished nylon bristles.
Consider utilizing a power toothbrush.
Use little, circular motions to clean your teeth. Make sure to talk with Dr. Amy about the appropriate brush technique for you.
Change your toothbrush often, and at least every 3 months. Worn out toothbrushes can’t clean your teeth properly and could harm your gums. It’s important in the event the filaments become worn to improve your toothbrush. They do not clean properly when bristles become splayed.
Clean between your teeth every day using interdental brushes or dental floss. Cleaning in between your teeth removes plaque and bits of food from between your teeth and under your gumline – places a toothbrush cannot reach. When flossing, keep to a standard routine and recall not to miss any teeth. It is helpful to look in the mirror. Do not forget the backs of the teeth that are last. You need to clean between your teeth at least once a day. Dr. Amy can teach you how to clean between your teeth correctly.
Consider rinsing with mouthwash. Dr. Amy may advocate an anti-bacterial mouthwash to help control plaque and reduce gum disease. In the event you discover that you’re often employing a mouthwash merely to freshen your breath see Dr. Amy, because halitosis can be an indication of unhealthy teeth and gums.
Have sugary beverages and foods less frequently. It’s how frequently you consume sugar, not the quantity, that causes difficulties. It can take up to an hour for your mouth to cancel the acid due to eating and drinking sugar. In this hour, your teeth are under attack by the acid. That is why it is important to restrict the number of assaults on your teeth by having beverages and sugary foods only at mealtimes.