Care for Oral Hygiene
Brush at least twice a day. Brushing removes plaque, a film of bacteria that clings to teeth. When bacteria in plaque come into contact with food, they produce acids. These acids lead to cavities.
Floss teeth once a day. Flossing gets rid of food and plaque between the teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach. If plaque stays on teeth, it can harden into tartar, which requires a visit to a dentist or hygienist.
Tongue Scraper for Bad Breath
To combat bad breath, consider investing in an inexpensive plastic or metal device to remove bacteria from your tongue. Some studies suggest that adding tongue scraping to your regimen may be slightly more effective at eliminating breath odor than just brushing your teeth.