The Daily 4 represents the foundation for healthy smiles:
- Brush: Do you know that two is the magic number? Tooth brushing for two minutes two times a day helps reduce biofilm and prevent caries, gingivitis and other biofilm-related diseases.
- Floss: Flossing or use of other interdental cleaning methods removes biofilm and food particles that a toothbrush can’t reach. Lack of adequate care in these areas can lead to biofilm buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
- Rinse: Rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse helps eliminate biofilm and bacteria that brushing and flossing cannot.
- Chew: Chewing sugar-free gum after meals and snacks helps protect teeth and complements a healthy oral care routine.