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Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water.

Whether you are 80 years old or eight, there are precepts of self-care to maintain good oral health. Following are recommendations from the American Dental Association:

Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush will not do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

Clean between teeth daily with floss or with an inter-dental brush, which is also known as a 쐂istal brush. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and dislodges food particles from between the teeth and from under the gum line.

Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.

Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

Antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes reduce the bacterial count and inhibit bacterial activity in dental plaque.Dental plaque can cause gingivitis, an early, reversible form of periodontal (gum) disease.

ADA-accepted antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes have been shown to significantly reduce plaque and the gingivitis that is an undesirable outcome of plaque accumulation along the gum line.

Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and can prevent tooth decay. Clinical studies have demonstrated that use of a fluoride mouth rinse and fluoride toothpaste can provide extra protection against tooth decay over that provided by fluoride toothpaste alone. Fluoride mouth rinse is not recommended for children age six or younger because they may swallow the rinse.


The Qray System is an innovative device which uses a red fluorescent light, to indicate the early stages of incipient caries, plaque, calculus, etc.

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