The American Dental Association offers tips on increasing oral longevity and caring for your teeth. As you begin the new year, I am going to bullet point some ways for you to care for your teeth.
- Brush twice a day.
- Use a soft bristled brush that is approved by the ADA.
- Replace your toothbrush when it frays or every 2-4 months.
- If you have trouble brushing, using an electric toothbrush is also effective.
- You can use either dental floss or interdental cleaners.
- Floss once a day.
“Consuming optimally fluoridated water throughout life helps prevent tooth decay no matter how old you are. If you choose bottled water, check the label for fluoride content.”
Make sure to visit your dentist for all scheduled appointments.