It's never too early to start your journey to great oral health. Starting with your child, gently brushing their gums with a wet gauze pad or soft bristled toothbrush is the easiest way to remove plaque and milk residue. As your little one grows, continue to brush their teeth and gums to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
It's not just for kids either. Whether you have natural teeth, dentures, or bridges, good oral care is a must and can help protect against serious health issues such as heart attack, stroke, and preterm labor. Taking just a few minutes each day to clean and care for your teeth and gums will help you look and feel your best.
Teeth and Gum Care
Practicing and maintaining good oral hygiene is an important part of your daily self-care routine. You can practice by always brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, flossing once a day, replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, and eating a well-balanced diet. And don’t forget to schedule those regular check-ups with your dentist to keep that smile nice and healthy.
If you start to notice unexpected pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold food and drinks, or when you breathe through your mouth, you may be experiencing symptoms of sensitive teeth. There are toothpaste products available to help manage tooth sensitivity, but it's important to get to the root of the problem—especially if it lasts more than a few weeks. Early detection and treatment of problems related to your teeth and gums can ensure a lifetime of good oral health.