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Tooth Care For Adults  

Tooth Care For Adults

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to build up on teeth within a few minutes after eating. If teeth are not cleaned well each day, plaque will lead to tooth decay or gum disease. If you do not remove plaque, it turns into a hard deposit called tartar that becomes trapped at the base of the tooth. Plaque and tartar irritate and inflame the gums. Bacteria and the toxins they produce cause the gums to become:

• Brush at least twice a day
• Use a brush with soft bristles
• Use fluoridated toothpaste
• Practice proper brushing technique
• Keep the brush clean and separate
• Know when to replace the toothbrush

• Use the right size
• Be gentle
• One tooth at a time
• Use inter dental cleaner

• Acidic drinks
• Limit sugary food
• Using teeth for anything other than chewing food
• Injury to teeth

Visit the dentist regularly or immediately in case of any of the following problems
• Red, tender or swollen gums
• Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
• Gums that begin pulling away from your teeth
• Loose permanent teeth
• Unusual sensitivity to hot and cold
• Persistent bad breath or an unusual taste in your mouth
• Painful chewing

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