Prevention Is a Family Affair

You need to brush your teeth at least twice each day using a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles. Overly aggressive brushing can damage your gums and enamel, but a gentle, circular motion will get the job done. Flossing once a day will remove accumulated debris and help prevent the buildup of plaque. Eating nutritious foods and avoiding or limiting sugars and soda can help avoid cavities.