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Healthy Teeth: the Basics


Daily care and regular check-ups with your dentist or dental provider are important for maintaining healthy teeth and good overall health:

Things you can do daily
Oral health care

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Here are some answers to questions about maintaining healthy teeth:

How Often Should I…

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See my dentist
............................................................... At least every 6 months
Brush my teeth
............................................................. At least 2x a day
Floss
........................................................................................ At least 1x a day
Replace my toothbrush ....................................... Every 3 months
Get my teeth cleaned ............................................ At least every 6 months

The information above does not replace professional advice.  Please speak to your dentist or provider for information about your specific oral health needs, as the above information does not apply to everyone.

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ADDITIONAL ORAL HEALTH TOPICS
​Here are some more tips and resources for the following:

Common Oral Health Issues
By Age Group
By Health Condition

Other

 
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oralhealth@bphc.org with your question.

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