Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. use soft pressure for 2 minutes, two times a day.

If you want to try an over-the-counter whitener, look for one with an ADA seal. Check with your dentist for advice before you buy, especially if you have dental work or dark stains. And don’t keep using them, or you could damage your teeth.

Yes, sweets and foods with acid, like candy and soda, could stick to teeth and lead to cavities. Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer and gum disease.

If you don’t brush and floss daily, food particles remain in your
mouth, causing bad breath. A colorless, sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms on your teeth. Brushing two times a day is recommended.

A filling is a synthetic material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt because your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold, or ceramic.

Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are
brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months.

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