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Healthy Oral Hygiene

How do I keep my teeth healthy?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentist, answered on behalf of Colgate

    To keep your teeth healthy, dentists recommend that you:

    • Brush your teeth twice a day.
    • Use a toothpaste with fluoride.
    • Floss your teeth at least once a day.
    • Avoid sugary drinks and foods.
    • Don't smoke or use other tobacco products.
    • Drink alcohol in moderation (if at all).
    • See your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleaning.
  • Keeping your teeth healthy is an essential part of good overall health. To do this, you need to follow these steps everyday:

    • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste;
    • Floss daily with dental floss or other interdental cleaners;
    • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snack;
    • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months; 
    • Schedule regular dental check-ups. 

    Following these steps can help you stay Mouth Healthy for Life.

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  • ADr. Benjamin S Fiss DDS, Dentist, answered
    Strong, healthy-looking teeth promote self-confidence and a sound attitude toward overall health and fitness. Yet many people don't put much thought into how they care for their smile; they run a toothbrush over their teeth every day and leave it at that.

    Diligent home care (regular and proper brushing and flossing) and bi-annual visits to the dentist for check-ups remain the easiest and most effective methods of maintaining a set of healthy-looking teeth. They look healthy because they are healthy
  • AHealthCorps answered
    Healthy teeth are an indicator of health in other areas, especially the heart. To keep your teeth healthy and white:
    • Wait at least an hour after eating before you brush your teeth to help reduce risk of tooth erosion;
    • Sip sweetened drinks and even wine through a straw to reduce decay and the possibility of staining your teeth;
    • Eat foods high in calcium to maintain the density of your teeth;
    • Floss after eating;
    • Avoid over-whitening your teeth, which can contribute to tooth sensitivity and erosion.
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