Brushing your teeth
The key to preventing dental problems like cavities and gum disease is meticulous, regular brushing. Brush your teeth for about two minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Early morning brushing eliminates the film of bacterial plaque that formed overnight, which causes cavities. Brushing before bed gets rid of food particles and any dental plaque that formed during the day.
Dental floss should be used daily, preferably at night, before or after brushing your teeth. We recommend Teflon or nylon floss—pick whichever one you’re most comfortable with.
For an effective oral hygiene routine, make sure to use your tools properly. Review your teeth cleaning methods with the hygienist during your regular check-ups and cleanings.