Tips for Achieving a Dazzling and Healthy Smile

  1. Super Brushing Moves:
    • Brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes (time it with your favorite song for fun!) with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
    • Use small circles with medium pressure to keep your gums happy.
    • Brush your tongue to help beat bad breath.
  2. Flossing Ninja Skills:
    • Floss really well on both sides of each tooth, using a cool “C” motion to reach those tricky spots in-between.
  3. Magic Fluoride Tricks:
    • Pick a fluoride mouthwash.
    • Check that your toothpaste has fluoride in it, too.
    • Drink tap water – most sources have natural fluoride that helps fight cavities! 
  4. Stay Hydrated with Water Power:
    • Drink plain water when you eat to wash away food bits.
    • Limit sugary drinks like pop or juice – they can be bad for your teeth.
  5. Mouth-Friendly Foods:
    • Crunch on fresh fruits and veggies – they not only clean your teeth but also make your breath extra fresh. 
    • Cheese, milk, plain yogurt, and other dairy products are also excellent choices.

And finally, don’t forget to visit your General or Pediatric Dentist twice a year starting at age 1, and see your Orthodontist by age 7!

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