“Brush your teeth after breakfast and before going to bed”

  • Use a soft to medium toothbrush and a good quality toothpaste to brush your teeth.

  • Take toothpaste in small amount, nearly that of a pea size.

  • Use “up – down” movements to clean your teeth. Do not brush in horizontal motion.

  • Stand in front of a mirror when you brush in order to see whether all the areas are being cleaned or not.

  • Never forget to brush your tongue after brush your teeth.

  • Toothbrush or a tongue cleaner can be used for this purpose.

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing.

  • Smoking, chewing Pan masala, eating betel nuts are all injurious to teeth and have a deleterious effect on oral as well as general health of a person.

  • Avoid eating sweet and sticky foods such as sweets, chocolates, chips, biscuits etc. between meals. Always rinse after eating.

  • Always consult a dentist if you see a black spot or a cavity in your teeth. Don’t wait for pain to occur.