1. Brushing helps in preventing the build-up of plaque and bacteria which can cause tooth decay and periodontal diseases.
  2. Floss every day as this helps clean the crevices where the brush cannot reach.
  3. Avoid sugary and starchy foods as sugar in such foods reacts with the bacteria in saliva to form an acid that erodes the tooth enamel leading to tooth decay.
  4. The tongue too harbors bacteria. Therefore, it is a good idea to invest in a tongue scraper and clean it each time you brush your teeth.
  5. Consult a dentist if your gums are inflamed or if they bleed. Do not ignore any pain in the teeth and/or gums.
  6. Get your teeth checked every six months. Dental cleaning and check-up twice a year is imperative.
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