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A proper Oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy.

This means :

• Teeth are clean and free of debris
• Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
• Bad breath is not a constant problem

If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, then it is advised to visit a Dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate further problem that might hamper your overall oral health.

Your dentist or hygienist can help you learn good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out the areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.

Proper Brushing Technique :

• Tilt the brush at a 45° angle against the gum line and sweep or roll the brush away from the gum line.
• Gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth using short back-and-forth strokes.
• Gently brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.
• Wash your mouth properly with luke warm or normal water.

Proper Flossing Technique :

• Use about 18" of floss, leaving an inch or two to work with.
• Gently follow the curves of your teeth.
• Make sure to clean beneath the gum line but avoid snapping the floss on the gums.