Good oral health is important to overall health. Brushing, flossing and mouth rinses are a win-win-win.
Proper brushing and flossing:
• Prevent tooth decay
• Prevent periodontal disease
• Prevent bad breath (halitosis)
• Prevent staining
Proper Brushing: Teeth should be brushed twice-a-day at minimum, and always just before bed. Choose a small soft toothbrush and replace it every three months. Holding the toothbrush at an angel, brush gently in a circular motion. Brush every surface of each tooth. Likewise, clean your tongue to remove fungi and food debris.
Proper Flossing: Flossing daily is an essential way to remove food particles from hard-to-reach areas between teeth. Flossing is important for removing plaque and preventing periodontal disease.
Cut a piece of floss about 20 inches long, and work the floss in a U-shape gently between your teeth toward the gum line, moving the floss up and down several times. Continue around each tooth. Choose a floss you like so you are more apt to floss on a daily basis.
Anti-bacterial Mouth Rinse: Finish the daily dental hygiene process with an anti-bacterial mouth rinse. Swish and rinse for about 30 seconds, and discard it (spit) gently into the sink. Do not swallow your mouthwash.