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Happy National Brush Day!

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The day after Halloween is National Brush Day – a reminder to practice good oral hygiene by brushing for 2 minutes, 2 times a day.

Here are some tips for cleaning off all that sticky, sweet plaque from yesterday’s loot:

  • Use an appropriately sized, soft-bristled brush that can fit all the nooks and crannies in your mouth
  • Angle the toothbrush bristles at 45-degrees to the gums and move in small back-and-forth strokes
  • Clean the cheek-side, tongue-side, and chewing surfaces of all teeth. ¬†Tip: to clean that hard-to-reach inside surface of the lower front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and brush using up and down strokes.
  • Clean in between¬†teeth (where the brush bristles can’t reach) with floss
  • Brush with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkup exams

So keep enjoying the sweet spoils from last night’s festivities, but remember to brush and floss in order to avoid getting tooth decay.

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