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									How to keep your teeth clean
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice {a day|each day|every day|daily|on a daily basis} for {at
least|a minimum of} {two|2} minutes {to help|to assist} keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
Plaque {is a|may be a|could be a} film of bacteria that coats your teeth if {you don't|you do not} brush
them properly. It contributes to gum disease, tooth decay and cavities.
Toothbrushing stops plaque {building up|build up|increase}. {it isn't|it is not|it's not} {just
about|almost|almost about|around|as regards to|close to|concerning|near to|on the subject
of|regarding|with reference to|with regards to} moving some toothpaste around your mouth, though. {you
need|you would like|you wish} to {concentrate on|consider|think about|focus on|target} the nooks and
crannies {to make|to form|to create} {sure|positive|certain} you {remove|take away} {as much|the
maximum amount} plaque and leftover bits of food as {possible|potential|attainable|doable}.
Toothbrush tips

Replace your brush or brush attachment {every|each} {three|3} months.
Never share your toothbrush as {this can|this will|this could|this may} {spread|unfold} infections.
Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste for {at least|a minimum of} {two|2} minutes.
When {should|ought to} I brush my teeth?

Brush your teeth for {at least|a minimum of} {two|2} minutes {in the|within the} morning before breakfast
and {last thing|last item|final thing|very last thing} {at night|in the dark|in the dead of night|at midnight|at
the hours of darkness|at nighttime} before you {go to|attend|move to|head to|visit} bed.
Never brush your teeth straight {after|when|once} a meal {as it|because it} {can|will} {damage|injury|harm}
your teeth, {especially|particularly} if {you've|you've got|you have} had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or {any
other|the other} food that contains acid.
This is {because|as a result of|as a result of} tooth enamel is softened by the acid {and can|and may|and
might} be worn away by brushing. Instead, wait an hour {after|when|once} a meal before brushing your
teeth {to give|to offer|to provide|to present|to administer|to allow|to convey|to grant|to relinquish} your
saliva {chance|probability|likelihood} to neutralise the acid.
Should {i use|i exploit|i take advantage of} {an electric|an electrical} or manual toothbrush?

It {doesn't|does not} matter {whether|whether or not} {you use|you employ|you utilize} {an electric|an
electrical} or manual toothbrush. {they're|they are} {both|each} equally {good|sensible|smart} as long as
{you brush|you sweep} with them properly. However, some {people|individuals|folks} {find|notice|realize} it
easier {to clean|to wash|to scrub} their teeth {thoroughly|completely|totally} with {an electric|an electrical}
toothbrush.
What {should|ought to} I {look for|search for|hunt for|explore for|rummage around for|seek for} {in a|during
a|in an exceedingly|in a very} toothbrush?

For most adults, a toothbrush with {a small|alittle|atiny low} head and a compact, angled arrangement of
long and short, round-end bristles {is fine|is ok|is okay}. Medium or soft bristles are best {for most|for
many} {people|individuals|folks}. Use {an electric|an electrical} brush with an oscillating or rotating head. If
{in doubt|unsure|doubtful}, {ask|raise} your dentist.
What {type of|sort of|kind of|style of|variety of|form of} toothpaste {should|ought to} I use?

The cleaning agents and particles in toothpaste {help|facilitate} {to remove|to get rid of} plaque from your
teeth, keeping them clean and healthy.
Most toothpastes {also|additionally|conjointly} contain fluoride, {which|that} helps {to prevent|to stop|to
forestall} and {control|management} cavities. It’s {important|necessary|vital} to use a toothpaste with {the
right|the proper|the correct} concentration of fluoride. Check the packaging {to find|to seek out|to search
out} out {how much|what proportion|what quantity} fluoride {each|every} {brand|complete|whole} contains.
Children aged up to three: use a smear of toothpaste containing no {less than|but} {1|one},000ppm (parts
per million) fluoride.
Children aged {three|3} to six: use a pea-sized {amount|quantity} of toothpaste containing
{1|one},350-1,500ppm fluoride.
Adults: use a toothpaste that contains {at least|a minimum of} {1|one},450ppm fluoride.
It's fine for babies {and children|and youngsters|and kids} to use the family toothpaste {rather than|instead
of} a special children's toothpaste, provided it contains {the right|the proper|the correct} concentration of
fluoride.
How to brush your teeth

The British Dental Health Foundation {gives|provides|offers} {the following|the subsequent}
{advice|recommendation} on {how to|the way to|a way to} brush your teeth:
Place {the head|the top|the pinnacle} of your toothbrush against your teeth, then tilt the bristle tips to {a
45|a forty five} degree angle against the gum line. Move {the brush|the comb} in {small|tiny|little} circular
movements, {several|many} times, on all the surfaces {of every|of each} tooth.
Brush the outer surfaces {of each|of every} tooth, {upper|higher} and lower, keeping the bristles angled
against the gum line.
Use {the same|an equivalent|a similar|identical|constant} {method|technique|methodology} on {the
inside|the within} surfaces of {all your|all of your} teeth.
Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
To clean {the inside|the within} surfaces of the front teeth, tilt {the brush|the comb} vertically and
{make|build|create} {several|many} {small|tiny|little} circular strokes with the toe (the front part) of {the
brush|the comb}.
Brushing your tongue {will|can} freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.
How to floss

Flossing {isn't just|is not just|is not only} for dislodging food wedged between your teeth. Regular flossing
{may also|can also|may|may additionally |might also|may additionally} {reduce|scale back|cut back} gum
disease and {bad|dangerous|unhealthy} breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line.
Take 12-18 inches (30-45cm) of floss and grasp it {so that|in order that|so} {you have|you've got|you have
got} {a couple|a few|one or two|a handful|some} of inches of floss taut between your hands.
Slip the floss between the teeth and into {the area|the world|the realm} between your teeth and gums, as
{far|way|so much} {as it|because it} {will|can} go.
Floss with {8|eight} to {10|ten} strokes, up and down between {each|every} tooth, to dislodge food and
plaque.
Floss {at least|a minimum of} once {a day|each day|every day|daily|on a daily basis}. {the most|the
foremost} {important|necessary|vital} time to floss is before {going to|getting to|progressing to|attending
to|reaching to|planning to|aiming to|about to} bed.
You can floss before or {after|when|once} brushing.
You can use interdental brushes {instead of|rather than} flossing, {especially|particularly} if your teeth are
{very|terribly} {close|shut} {together|along} and {you find|you discover} it {difficult|troublesome|tough} to
manoeuvre dental floss through the gap.
Avoid using toothpicks {to remove|to get rid of} trapped food from between your teeth, as {you
could|you'll|you may} cause your gums to bleed, {which can|which may|which might} {lead to|cause|result
in} an infection.
Should {i use|i exploit|i take advantage of} mouthwash?

Yes, {using a|employing a} mouthwash {after|when|once} brushing your teeth {can|will} {help|facilitate} get
rid of any last bits of bacteria or leftover food {that you|that you simply|that you just} {might have|may
need|might need} missed {with your|together with your|along with your} toothbrush.
Many mouthwashes contain alcohol, {so|thus|therefore} {they're not|they are not|they don't seem to be}
{suitable|appropriate} {for children|for youngsters|for kids}, as {they could|they might|they may} swallow
them accidentally. If {you use|you employ|you utilize} a mouthwash with alcohol, {you may|you'll|you will}
get {a very|a really|a awfully} dry mouth and dry, cracked lips {due to|because of|owing to|as a result
of|thanks to|attributable to} the drying {effect|result|impact} of the alcohol. {you can|you'll|you'll be able to}
avoid this by using an alcohol-free version.
Are plaque-disclosing tablets helpful?

Plaque-disclosing tablets work by dyeing plaque either blue or red {and can|and may|and might} be
{very|terribly} {useful|helpful} at showing {you which|you which of them|you which ones} areas of your
teeth {you're not|you are not} cleaning properly.
As the staining {can|will} last {for some|for a few} hours, it’s best to use these tablets at bedtime or when
{you're not|you are not} expecting {visitors|guests}.

								
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