Good oral health requires proper brushing and flossing habits.
When you brush, make sure you are holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes. Make sure all chewing surfaces of the teeth get a proper scrubbing. To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make up-and-down strokes. Do not forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breathe fresh!
When flossing, use about a foot and a half and wind it around both of your middle fingers. Holding the floss between your index finger and thumb, insert it gently between the teeth. Next, curve the floss in a “C” shape against the side of the tooth. Then, rub the floss up and down against the tooth. Remember not to make a jerking or snapping motion with the floss. Do not forget to floss behind your back teeth. Also, decay visible in the form of cavities is a bacterial infection of the hard tooth structure. This is the major cause of tooth loss in children and the major cause of root canal infections. Find toothpaste with fluoride.