The more you know, the more you can start to feel like most things you put in your mouth are enemies of your tooth enamel and gums. While this may be true, the good news is that you can counteract the damage by following these healthy-mouth steps to replace lost minerals, keep teeth strong and reverse damage brought about by germs.
TIP #1: Floss at Least Once Daily
Flossing removes food particles and bacterial debris between the tooth and gum, making bacteria less likely to stick around and turn into hard tartar, which can only be removed by the dentist and professional dental tools.
TIP #2: Change Your Toothbrushes
Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Be sure to use soft-bristle brushes that are gentle on the gums. Also consider an electric toothbrush that cleans teeth effectively without being too abrasive.
TIP #3: Use Mouthwash
Rinsing with a fluoride-containing mouthwash, like LISTERINE® Total Care, can provide effective gum protection* and stronger teeth in 2 weeks.
*greater plaque reduction vs brushing alone in 2 weeks