Here’s how

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Better Smile -

Brush morn­ing, night and in between when nec­es­sary. Brush along the gum line and the in­ner, outer and chew­ing sur­faces in a gen­tle, cir­cu­lar mo­tion; too rough and you risk dam­ag­ing enamel and in­jur­ing your gums. Run the brush over your tongue

a cou­ple of times as well. This helps re­duce bac­te­ria in your mouth and fresh­ens your breath. Swish with a swig of a good mouth­wash, too!

Floss! It’s not an op­tional ex­tra! By ne­glect­ing to floss, you miss clean­ing the sur­faces between your teeth where food de­bris hides, mak­ing plaque build-up more likely. If you’re not a fan of tra­di­tional floss, try a pow­ered wa­ter flosser in­stead. Re­place your man­ual tooth­brush, or the head of your elec­tric brush, when you no­tice the bris­tles are start­ing to look ratty,

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