A healthy mouth
is something to
smile about
For most of us, thorough daily oral hygiene lays
the groundwork for a healthy smile. Just a simple
of brushing and ossing, in addition to
regular dental checkups, can be enough in
most cases to help prevent tooth decay, gum
disease and bad breath.
The importance of ossing
Cleaning between your teeth is every bit as important
as brushing. Since brushing cannot effectively clean
between teeth, it’s important to use oss to get to those
• Other items also are available to help you clean
between your teeth. Ask your dentist which
ones to use
• As with brushing, use a
gentle touch to avoid
injuring your gum tissue
• Clean between your
teeth once a day
Brushing up on
Since there are
various techniques for
brushing your teeth, it’s
a good idea to ask your
Brush twice a day
Brush your teeth at least twice a day -
in the morning and before bed.
Fluoridated toothpaste
Use a toothpaste with uoride to help
prevent tooth decay.
Concentrate on brushing all surfaces
Use a gentle touch - it doesn’t take much
pressure to remove the plaque from your
teeth, and a vigorous scrubbing could
irritate your gums.
Brushing gums
Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle
toward the gums when brushing along the
gum line.
Brushing your tongue
Brushing your tongue gently can help
remove bacteria that cause bad breath.
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Making members shine, one smile at a time
dentist which one to use. Here are a few tips to help
you develop a good brushing routine:
Daily Oral
Hygiene Tips
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