Why to clean your teeth
Teeth get decayed when the bacteria (plaque) that lives in your mouth sticks to your teeth, feeds on the carbohydrates (eg. sugar, starch etc) that you eat and the produces acid. If the plaque is not brushed/flossed off of the tooth surface, the bacteria continue to make acid that softens the surface (enamel) of your tooth. If this happens for long enough, the bacteria move down through the layers of the tooth, making a cavity.
How to keep your teeth healthy
Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste – clean all surfaces of the teeth, right down to the gum-line.
Floss once a day to clean away the plaque between your teeth and down on the gum-line.
Shareusmile teeth cleaning kit once month to clean stubborn stains away the plaque on your teeth.
Don’t snack on sugary food or drink.
Limit the amount of soft drinks, juices, energy drinks and sports drinks you have – these have very high acid (and sugar) levels.
See your dentist for a check-up at least once a year. It will work out cheaper in the long-run (fillings and complex treatment is expensive!) and nobody likes toothache when the cavities get bigger. Fix any cavities while they are small and don’t hurt!