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Daily Dental Care Tips

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Children Care

  • Teeth can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth or a very soft brush. At about age 2, you can let kids try brushing for themselves although it’s important to supervise until age 7  
  • Seal off trouble. Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can prevent decay in the pits and fissures 
  • Use a timer or brush along to a song to ensure your children are brushing for the correct amount of time. 
  • Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride; it helps strengthen tooth enamel making it more resistant to decay. 
  • Take your child to the dentist early, as soon as their teeth start to appear, this will help them get used to the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental practice. 
 

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Teenage Care

  • Teenagers with braces may need to use special toothbrushes and other oral hygiene tools to brush their teeth. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist. 
  • Use of mouthwash
    If you are looking for a good mouthwash then make sure it is alcohol-free, as alcohol is an irritant and can dry out the mouth 
  • Clean your tongue 
    A major cause of bad breath can actually come from bacteria building up on your tongue with a high percentage of it accumulating at the back, making it hard to reach 
  •  Rinse or chew sugarless gum after meals
    Block blows to teeth. Sports and recreational activities build healthy bodies, but they can pose a threat to teeth 

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Adults Care

  • Brush last thing at night 
  • Change your toothbrush every 2-3 months 
  • Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco 
  • Eat smart.
    At every age, a healthy diet is essential to healthy teeth and gums 
  • Avoid sugary foods.
    When bacteria in the mouth break down simple sugars, they produce acids that can erode tooth enamel 
  • Make an appointment.
    Most experts recommend a dental check-up every 6 months. Visiting a dental hygienist can help give you excellent tips and advice on preventing dental problems. 

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