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32 basic facts about teeth and gums - Q4

Q4. How can tooth decay and gum disease be prevented?

Follow the 5 Golden Rules:

Food for tooth

a) Eat foods that have vitamins and minerals.

Take milk, fruits, vegetables, eggs, fish and meat. Crunchy fruits like apples and carrots also help to clean the teeth.

Say no to sweets

b) Don't eat sweet or sticky foods between meals.

Bacteria love sugar. Don't give them a chance to bore holes in your teeth. Eat sweets only at the end of a meal so that your teeth get properly cleaned when you brush them after the meal.

c) After every meal brush your teeth

To remove Plaque and food particles which get lodged in the crevices of the teeth. Follow the illustration below for correct brushing methods.

Correct brushing methods

Brush upper teeth down

Correct brushing methods

Brush lower teeth up Correct brushing methods

Brush biting and chewing surfaces back and forth.

Colgate Dental Cream stops bad breath and fights tooth decay

d) Use trusted dental aids:

Colgate Dental Cream stops bad breath and fights tooth decay and has a refreshing, minty flavour, which makes regular brushing a pleasure. Guard your teeth all three ways with Colgate Trigard Toothbrushes. New Colgate Trigard Toothbrushes are scientifically designed to guard tooth enamel against food acids and bacteria, to guard against dental plaque and to guard gums. Change your toothbrush when the bristles lose their shape. Brush your teeth the correct way with Colgate Dental Cream and Colgate Trigard Toothbrushes after every meal.

e) Visit the dentist at least twice a year.

Visit the Dentist twice a year

The dentist can detect cavities, fill them, and remove tartar from places you cannot reach and will also advise you on correct dental care.

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