Maintain The Beautiful Smile: How To Take Care For Your Teeth

Here’s how you can take good care your teeth to prevent gum disease

Brush your teeth twice a day

Floss once a day

Make regular visits to your dentist for a checkup and cleaning

Eat a well-balanced diet

Don’t use tobacco products

Cleaning Your Teeth and Gums

Knowing how to brush and floss the right way is a big part of good oral health. Here’s how: every day gently brush your teeth on all sides with a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste. Small round motions and short back-and-forth strokes work best. Take the time to brush carefully and gently along the gum line. Lightly brushing your tongue also helps.

Along with brushing, clean around your teeth with dental floss to keep your gums healthy.

Careful flossing will remove plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can’t reach. Rinse after you floss.

If brushing or flossing causes your gums to bleed or hurt your mouth, see your dentist. Your dentist also may prescribe a bacteria-fighting mouth rinse to help control plaque and swollen gums. Use the mouth rinse in addition to careful daily brushing and flossing. Some people with arthritis or other conditions that limit motion may find it hard to hold a toothbrush. It may help to attach the toothbrush handle to your hand with a wide elastic band. Some people make the handle bigger by taping it to a sponge or Styrofoam ball. People with limited shoulder movement may find brushing easier if they attach a long piece of wood or plastic to the handle. Electric toothbrushes can be helpful.

Here are eight teeth-friendly foods: Tea, Cheese, Raisins, Crunchy foods, Vitamin-rich foods, Sugarless gum, Milks, Cranberries