Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Proper tooth brushing plays an important role in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. To maintain good oral hygiene, you need to brush your teeth  at least twice a day.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that allows you to reach all areas of your mouth. Replace your toothbrush every two months or sooner if it looks worn. Select a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which protects teeth from decay.
Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle while you brush. Place your toothbrush at the gum line, and clean the outer portion of one to two teeth at a time with a back and forth and rolling motion. Use the same technique to clean the inner surfaces of your teeth. Use the tip of your toothbrush to clean behind your front teeth with an up-and-down motion. To finish, gently scrub the chewing surfaces of your teeth, and brush your tongue from back to front to remove bacteriadaily .Flossing is also necessary to remove plaque that develops between the teeth.
Plaque is a sticky substance that develops on and around teeth within 20 minutes after you eat.
Plaque releases enamel-eroding acids, which can cause tooth decay. If plaque is not removed, it hardens to form tartar, which also leads to decay. When plaque irritates the gums, gum disease and tooth loss can result. Plaque and tartar buildup have even been associated with conditions like heart disease.

Proper tooth brushing and flossing is the best way to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay.

ps.A clean mouth is never ugly!!

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