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Good Oral Hygiene Today: A quick guide

Brush thoroughly twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Clean between teeth daily to remove plaque from areas your toothbrush cannot reach.

Eat a balanced diet; this helps keep your teeth and gums healthy

Don't smoke or use tobacco.

Replace your toothbrush every three months. Sooner, if the bristles begin to look worn out.

Visit your dentist and hygienist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination .

 
 
 

Oral care and braces- a quick guide

Brush thoroughly at least three times a day (and especially after eating)

Use fluoride toothpaste with a softbristled toothbrush specially designed to clean around your braces.

Clean between teeth daily to remove plaque from areas your toothbrush canít reach.

Use a fluoride mouth rinse at least once daily to help prevent cavities.

Eat a well balanced diet but avoid sticky or chewy foods that can damage your braces and increase your risk for cavities.

Continue to visit your dentist and hygienist for regular checkups. .

 

Pregnancy and oral hygieneó a quick guide:

Brush thoroughly at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste.

Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under the gumline.

Eat a well balanced diet, rich in calcium; this will help you and your unborn baby get all the nutrients you both need and help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Keep your dental office informed about your pregnancy and any changes in medication.

Continue to visit your dentist or hygienist for regular checkups.

 
 
 

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