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Oral Hygiene Starts At Home

Oral Hygiene Starts At Home:
Tips to Help African Americans Maintain Healthy Smiles

We all know we’re supposed to visit our dentists at least twice a year, but what are some things that we can do at home to keep our teeth healthy and white? Here are some innovative products and daily regimens that can help keep your pearly whites shining.

Whitener:
Recommended: Colgate Simply White Night Clear Whitening Gel

This new innovation is simple to use. After brushing your teeth before you go to bed, you apply this gel to your front teeth. The liquid dries on the teeth and works while you’re sleeping. It is recommended that you repeat the process for 14 nights. Depending on how white your teeth are already and the condition of your teeth, the length of time it takes for best results may vary.

Toothpaste:
Recommended: Colgate Simply White Toothpaste

A potent toothpaste with a twist — the whitening gel is included. Unlike most similar toothpastes on the market, you can begin to see and feel a noticeable difference relatively quickly. The taste is a refreshing mint and Colgate recommends that you brush with it for two minutes, twice a day, for two weeks for whiter teeth.

Mouthwash:
Recommended: Colgate Flourigard Mouthwash

This mouthwash is alcohol-free and helps strengthen tooth enamel to prevent fillings. Clinically proven to reduce decay by up to 40 percent.

Dental Floss:
Recommended: Colgate Total Dental Floss

Unlike most floss products, which have multifilament nylon strands, Total is a single strand and can do its job without shredding or splitting. It’s effective and more comfortable than conventional dental floss.

Multi-Use:
Recommended: Colgate MaxFresh with Mini Breath Strips

It’s the first toothpaste infused with mini breath strips — which dissolve completely as you brush for maximum freshness. Colgate MaxFresh Fluoride Toothpaste For Healthy Teeth: Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Floss daily. Visit your dentist regularly.

Remember, these are tips and products that are designed to help maintain healthy oral hygiene. You should still visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
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1 Comment

  1. Kristen Marlin on June 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Yup oral hygiene is really vital to everyone’s health. You practice proper oral hygiene not only for maintaining the beauty of your teeth, but also maintaining good health, as well. Aside from regular brushing, flossing and gargling with mouthwash are important, to wash away germs; because there are times that brushing can’t reach some unnecessary debris.