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Ever wonder if you are doing everything right for your mouth?

Ever wonder if you are doing everything right for your mouth? Here are some dental dos and don’ts: • DO’S o Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and try to floss daily. This is key to keeping your teeth healthier and whiter! o See a dentist at least every 6 months! They will be able to detect cavities and other oral issues. o Change your tooth brush regularly. A tooth brush should be changed every 3-6 months o Replace your tooth brush after you have suffered an illness to prevent the risk of getting yourself sick again. o Use a mouth rinse that contains fluoride to help protect your teeth from cavities by keeping the enamel strong. • DON’TS o SMOKE! Smoking is bad for your teeth and health. It is also the leading cause of gum disease o Brush your teeth too hard. Brush gently because aggressive brushing can do more harm than good. o Snack often throughout the day. Junk food, especially sweets lead to tooth decay. o Brush your teeth in the shower to save time. This is wasteful and ultimately does not save you any time. o Fear the dentist! If you avoid the dentist now, you will likely pay for it down the road.