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Brush your teeth properly. Floss it frequently.

There is a great deal you can do to help keep your teeth healthy and strong. It all comes down to brushing and flossing regularly!

Here is a guide to cleaning your teeth properly.

teeth brushing technique

tooth anatomyBrush at least twice a day — after breakfast and before bedtime. If you can, brush after lunch or after sweet snacks. Brushing properly breaks down plaque. It is even more important before bed, because as you sleep there is a lot of time for bacterial activity.

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Brush all of your teeth, not just the front ones. Be sure to brush along the sides and in the back. 

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Spend at least 2 or 3 minutes each time you brush. You will get used the time once you get into the flow of proper brushing.

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Always use toothbrushes with soft bristles (usually written on the label) and change then every 3 months.

tooth anatomyLearn how to floss your teeth.
flossing your teeth

Flossing is the best way to get rid of tiny food particles between the teeth, especially where the brush cannot get into. Slip the dental floss between each tooth and along the gum line gently once a day.

tooth anatomyRemember to also brush your tongue to help keep your breath fresh! It's not just brushing and flossing that keep your teeth healthy — you also need to be careful about what you eat and drink.

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