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Q. What is Basic Dental Care?

A: Basic dental care involves daily participation by the patient.

Balanced Diet As A Way Of Life: Eat a balance diet containing foods from the five major food groups. Dental professionals recommend limiting snacks between meals.

Brush Twice A Day: The morning and before bed are good times to brush. Proper brushing requires at least two minutes. Pay attention to the gumline, hard to reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restorations.

Clean In Between Teeth Every Day: Brushing alone does not reach everywhere. Proper flossing or the use of interdental cleaners like Stem-U-Dent Plaque Removers are important to clean areas that toothbrushes cannot reach.

Routine Fluoride Application: Fluoride can be provided by topical application to teeth during routine dental exam and cleaning and by prescribed nutritional supplements. Regular Dental Checkups: Regular visits every 6 months or more often are the best way to detect gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer and other potentially serious problems in their early stages. This is when these problems are easiest to treat.