New Delhi, April 22: Always look for fluoride in toothpaste and limit acidic drinks. Use dental floss to clean between your teeth at least once a day.
Saurabh Gupta, Prosthodontist and Dental Surgeon at SouthEx Dental, New Delhi, and Unnati Gupta, Nobel Fellow and Senior Implantologist, list down some basic rules for dental hygiene.
* Use dental floss or interdental brushes:
Use a slow and gentle up and down motion to floss once a day and keep your teeth shiny.
* Look for fluoride in toothpaste:
Use fluoride contains toothpaste as it helps in reducing the risk of cavities.
* Limit sugary products, soft drinks:
One should avoid over eating of sweet foods like candies and chocolates and packaged fruit juices.
* Get your teeth cleaned:
Dentist advised, once in every six months to one year go for your teeth cleaning.This would keep gums healthy and strong and helps to avoid any other abnormality of teeth.
* Do not use toothpaste for cleaning removable dentures:
Use a soft toothbrush to clean dentures under running tap water. Always remove dentures from the mouth and clean.