To keep your teeth and gums healthy, brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day.
Use toothpaste with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of the teeth before it can harden into calculus (tartar).
Daily flossing or use of another inter-dental cleaner is the only way to remove plaque that collects in the spaces between your teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach.
Additional Home Care Treatment
Your dentist or hygienist may also recommend fluoride rinse or prescription fluoride toothpaste to prevent decay.
As recommended by the American Cancer Society