The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing.
Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Effective brushing usually takes about three minutes.
Daily flossing is a proven method for complementing your brushing routine and helping to prevent cavities, periodontal disease, and other dental problems. Floss removes plaque and debris that stick to your teeth and gums.