You should clean your teeth morning and evening with a small headed, soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. In addition, it is important to use dental floss or other interdental cleaners between all of your teeth and where the tooth meets the gum.
Brushing alone will not effectively and thoroughly clean your teeth.
We recommend the following for good oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with high-quality fluoride toothpaste
- Children should also clean their teeth after eating their after – school snack, therefore 3 times a day
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Interdental cleaning removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line
- Eat a balanced diet, low in sugar and limit between-meal snacks
- Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams
Replace your toothbrush every 6 – 8 weeks or sooner if the bristles become frayed. A worn toothbrush will not do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Children’s toothbrushes often need replacing more frequently than adults because they wear out sooner.