Who’s the most important member of your dental health team?
You! Even with the very best dental care, if you don’t do your part, the health of your teeth and gums is at risk. Although personal dental hygiene practices differ depending on the general condition of your mouth and gums, the following four steps are crucial.
- Brush your teeth after every meal, at least three times a day. Floss at least once a day.
- Eat a well-balanced diet. Good nutrition helps you maintain healthy teeth.
- Have your teeth examined and cleaned every six months—more if you have gum disease or other conditions that place you at greater risk of oral health problems.