1. Foods high in sugar are converted into acids by a film of bacteria called plaque. These acids are harmful because they decay the enamel of your teeth. To avoid this, try eating less sugary sweets and maintain proper dental hygiene.
2. Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day as well as flossing daily! Doing this helps you remove most of the plaque and bacteria on your teeth, which prevents the chances of gum disease.
3. Although your teeth may look clean from the outside, bacteria and plaque can still remain in places you cannot see. It is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months to make sure that your teeth are receiving the attention they need.
4. Rinse out your mouth with mouthwash, or tap water. Make sure to read the mouthwash label and look for the one that helps kill bacteria and plaque on your teeth, instead of just giving you good breath. Practicing good dental hygiene helps combat bad breath.
5. Remember to change your toothbrush every three to four months or earlier if the bristles begin to soften. This is to make sure your teeth are being properly brushed
6. Because children teeth are still forming, it is best for them to drink tap water, because fluoride makes teeth enamel stronger and more resistant to cavities.
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