Rush Your Brush:
The average person spends only about 35 seconds
brushing their teeth... Slow down...relax...
enjoy... And be gentle... It takes about 2 1/2 to
3 minutes to do it properly. Remember its the
spots you miss day after day where the problems
The tooth brush cleans only about 65% so flossing
is necessary to clean the 35% in between the
teeth where the toothbrush can't reach. Check it
out... do the floss test...put it between your
back teeth, and wipe both sides an see what comes
out... Now where do you think your bad breath
comes from? You may think flossing is a hassle,
but its no where near the hassles that gum
surgery or dentures can be.
Drink, but be wary:
Eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid the high sugar
foods especially between meals. If you chew gum,
make it sugarless, and remember if your diet is
damaging your teeth its affecting the rest of
your health in a negative way too!
Gum disease is painless in the early stages and
the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If
your gums are red or puffy and bleed when you
brush, even a little, or if you have bad breath,
get it checked out the next time you're at the
dentist's. If you catch it early its easy to
prevent gum disease.
wait until it hurts:
It can be painful and expensive. Preventive
checkups and cleanings are the way to go. Ask
questions about where your're missing and how to
improve your brushing and flossing. Learn how to
keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.