STEP:1 Understand your own oral-health needs. Your oral health depends on many factors such as what you eat and your overall health and hygiene routine. Changes in your overall health often results in changes from your oral health such as dental hygiene.
STEP: 2 Commit to a daily oral-health routine
Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about your oral health practices and create an effective routine.
STEP: 3 Use Fluoride.
Fluoride strengthens developing teeth in children.
It also helps prevent decay in adults and children.
Toothpastes and mouthwashes are good sources of fluoride.
STEP: 4 Brush and floss to remove plaque.
Brush teeth at least twice a day.
It’s even better to brush after every meal.
Floss at least once a day.
STEP: 5 Limit sugar snacks! Eat more healthy snack Avoid ‘junk food’ Brush teeth after snacking
STEP: 6 Don’t use tobacco! Tobacco causes: Greater risk of oral cancer Increases chances of gingivitis Tooth decay is more likely Bad breath
STEP 7: Examine your mouth regularly. Look for: Swollen gums Chipped teeth Discolored teeth Sores on your gum, cheeks, and teeth
STEP:8 Visit your dentist often! Ask your dentist how often you should visit. If you have braces or have a history of cavities, you need to see your dentist more often.