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Thank your toothbrush for saving your teeth! Regular brushing helps to keep teeth clean and bacteria-free. Most dentists recommend routine brushing along with twice-a-year dental checkups to ensure good dental health. Keeping your teeth clean will help to prevent cavities and tooth loss, which in turn helps to preserve your smile and keep you looking great.
Dental experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, morning and night. It’s even better to brush after meals when possible, or at least rinse with water after eating. Your dentist may suggest a certain kind of toothpaste, like tartar control or added fluoride, to help protect your teeth even more.
To enhance dental protection, you should consider flossing your teeth at least once daily. Dental floss helps to remove bits of food caught between teeth or under the gum line, where they can cause inflammation that leads to cavities or gum disease. As with toothpaste, your dentist might recommend a specific kind of floss, whether waxed or flavored, for example.
An orthodontist will evaluate your dental structures to see if you are good candidate for treatment that can straighten teeth and bring them together to close any open spaces. Braces are often used for treatments of this type to move teeth into their correct positions and improve overall evenness.
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