Most people have experienced the pain of a cavity or a damaged tooth. Some are lucky enough to only experience this pain once. Others seem to be plagued with mouth troubles, from cavities, to temperature sensitive teeth, to root canals, and more. It's even possible to have more than four wisdom teeth! But regardless of your past experiences, everybody needs to keep up with the same level of hygiene and cleanliness to encourage strong, clean, white teeth. And of course, everybody knows what these basic needs are. Brush your teeth after each meal so that the bacteria don't have a chance to settle on your teeth and get to work. Floss at least once a day—nobody likes doing it, but it is necessary. Use mouthwash to minimize bad breath and to help keep your gums strong.

Remember that the less sugar you eat, the better it is for your mouth, even if you brush your teeth regularly. And always remember to make regular appointments for the dentist! Your mouth needs a good deep cleaning twice a year, and more important than that, a dentist can catch a small problem while it's still only a small problem. That will save you time and money in the long run.

One of the things that toothpaste and mouthwash generally has now is fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound, and it helps strengthen teeth, which in turn helps keep them free of cavities and decay. Fluoride is a harmless substance, and that's why you'll find it in your toothpaste, mouthwash, and in some cities, your water. Children need fluoride treatment more than adults, because baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth. And while children will lose their baby teeth eventually, if the tooth is sick, then that is going to lower the quality of life for the child considerably. That means all the rules that apply to adults—who are stuck with their own chompers for the rest of their lives—also apply to children. Plus, it'™s best to instill these sorts of positive habits when a child is young.

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