Good Teeth & Hygiene Tips | New Jersey

 

Brush and Floss Right!

Brushing and flossing stop plaque and tarter building up on your teeth. Brush and floss after every meal. Be sure to brush and floss right by following these tips.
 

Brushing

  • Use a soft toothbrush and fluoride tooth-paste. Ask your dentist if you should use an electric toothbrush.
  • Hold the brush at a 45 (degree sign) angle to your gum line. This lets the bristles reach under the gums. Gently brush all surfaces of your teeth with a circular motion.
  • Scrub the chewing surfaces.
  • Clean the inside of the upper and lower front teeth using the bristles at the tip of the toothbrush.
  • Brush your tongue to clear away food and bacteria. Then rinse well.
 
 
 

Flossing

  • Ask your dentist to recommend the type of dental floss that's best for you.
  • Wrap 12 to 14 inches of floss around your middle fingers. Hold it tight between you thumb and index finger. Or, use a floss holder.
  • Ease the floss between your teeth. Rub up and down against the sides of each tooth.
  • Floss gently under your gum line where plaque tends to collect.
Remember...Periodontal disease can be an ongoing problem. Keep your gums and teeth healthy: brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Eat a healthy diet. If you smoke or chew tobacco, quit. And call your dentist if you notice any tooth or gum problems.
 
 
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