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How To Brush Your Teeth

How To Brush Your Teeth

HOW TO PROPERLY BRUSH YOUR TEETH

Toothbrushing can remove dental plaque on tooth surfaces. We should brush our teeth in the morning and before bed at night every day. Thorough removal of plaque can prevent Periodontal Disease. Place the toothbrush at an angle towards the gingival margin (gum margin)
1. Firstly, brush the outer surfaces of the lower teeth. The toothbrush head should be placed with the tips of the bristles tilted at an angle towards the gingival margin. Gently move the toothbrush in small scrubbing motions, working on two to three teeth at one time.
2. Then brush the inner surfaces of teeth in the same way as brushing the outer surfaces.
3. When we brush the inner surfaces of front teeth, we should hold the toothbrush upright using gentle motion brushing from the gingival margin towards the crowns of the teeth.
4. Then brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth with the toothbrush moving backward and forward.
5. Finally, brush the outer surfaces, inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the upper teeth in the same way as the lower one.
*Visit your dentist regularly about every six months for an oral evaluation and proper cleaning.*

HELPFUL TIPS
Foods you should eat that help maintain healthy teeth
1. Cheeses
2. Chicken or other meats
3. Nuts
4. Milk
5. Apples
6. Pears
7. Vegetables
These foods have a high water content, which dilutes the effects of the sugars they contain, and stimulate the flow of saliva (which helps protect against decay by washing away food particles and buffering acid).

Foods that are bad for your teeth
1. Hard candy
2. Potato chips
3. Cakes
4. Pretzels
5. Muffins
6. Bananas
7. Cookies
These foods contain large amounts of sugar and/or can stick to teeth, providing a fuel source for bacteria.

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