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Child Brushing Teeth 2

It all begins with good brushing & flossing.

How to brush

1. Using a soft bristled toothbrush, clean the outer surfaces of each tooth. Angle the brush along the outer gum line. Gently brush back and forth.

2. Brush the inside surface of each tooth, where plaque may accumulate most. Brush gently back and forth. Use the tip of the brush to clean behind each front tooth, both top and bottom. Then, brush the chewing surface of each tooth, gently brushing back and forth.

Brushing Basics

How to floss

1. Use about 18" of floss, leaving an inch or two to work with.

2. Gently follow the curves of your teeth.

3. Be sure to clean beneath the gum line, but avoid snapping the floss on the gums.


Smile Check

Do you grind your teeth?

Your dentist may suggest wearing a night guard while you sleep. Night guards are custom-made by your dentist from plastic or acrylic. The night guard slips over either the upper or lower teeth and prevents the teeth from touching. It protects teeth and helps keep them from wearing down.


You can help manage bruxism by paying attention to the symptoms, having frequent dental visits and talking with your dentist. 



Nature's Cavity Fighter

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, including the oceans. Fluoride can prevent cavities in children and adults. The fluoride helps protect tooth enamel from the acid attacks that cause cavities. It also helps repair weakened enamel before cavities form.

Dental Checkup
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