Dr. Hanan A. Elsaie DDS,
America’s Top Dentists, Consumers’ Research Council of America, Guide to America’s Top Dentists
Dominion 1 Dental - Arlington, TX. Tel: (817) 784-7888
Top 10 Dental Health Tips: Oral Hygiene
Brush teeth twice a day with a good soft/ medium toothbrush having rounded bristles. Change your toothbrush once in 2-3 months or when the bristles start fraying.
Use the correct tooth brushing technique:
Apply the toothbrush diagonally to the edge of the gums at an angle of 45 degrees towards the teeth. Using light pressure, rotate the brush from the red area towards the tooth.
Repeat these wiping movements (back and forth) at the same place 5-8 times and then move on to the next group of teeth. In addition to this technique, small circular movements may be made.
Brush the flat chewing surface of your molars (teeth at the back) and floss in between teeth regularly. Don't forget to clean the back of the front teeth using a gentle up and down movement.
Have a well balanced nutritious diet. Avoid excessive snacking between meals - especially sticky, sweet food and beverages.
Visit your dentist regularly for a routine checkup. Your dentist is trained to assess your problem and give you professional advice and treatment.