• Brushing helps prevent plaque formation and build-up of bacteria which can cause tooth decay and periodontal diseases.
  • Floss every day as it can help clean the crevices where the brush is not able to reach.
  • Avoid sugary and starchy foods; sugar reacts with the bacteria in saliva to form an acid that erodes tooth enamel causing tooth decay.
  • The tongue can also harbor bacteria. Use a tongue scraper and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth.
  • Consult a dentist if your gums are inflamed or there is bleeding. Do not ignore any pain in the teeth or gums.
  • Get a dental check-updone every six months. Dental cleaning and check-up twice a year is imperative.