1. Take care of your toothbrush (and use an electric one)
Rinse your toothbrush well after brushing then store it in an upright position in the open.
Plenty of air flow around the bristles will help keep your brush dry; microorganisms that can grow on your toothbrush tend to thrive in a moist environment.
Replace toothbrushes every 2 to 3 months, although with children you may need to change sooner.

2. Tongue brushing
Brush your tongue to help fight the bacteria in your mouth. Tongue brushing is not only essential for keeping your teeth healthy, it also helps to stop bad breath.
3. Talk to your dentist
Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and voice any questions or concerns. They can help you create a daily brushing and flossing plan that is suited to the specific needs of your teeth.
4. Choose your drinks wisely
Beverages such as soft drinks and sugary juices have been targeted as culprits of tooth decay. Drinking less soda and more water, milk and fresh juices can help protect your teeth.
5. Use fluoride
Fluoride is not just for kids. This natural mineral hardens tooth enamel, helping to prevent cavities.
You can get fluoride from your toothpaste, some mouth-rinses and dental treatment. 
Source: Dr Rhona Eskander 

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