Below are the general recommendations by ADA (American Dental Association) for prevention of caries and gingivitis :
1) Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste in the main routine dental care. This will help reduce caries risks and gingival recession. The recommended brushing duration is about two minutes or thirty seconds per quadrant or about four seconds per tooth.
2) Clean between your teeth daily
Interdental teeth cleaning or cleaning between teeth may be done by flossing or the use of conventional toothbrushing technique.
3) Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks
Eating a healthy diet in general is important for overall well-being. Reudce sugar intake and eat foods rich in calcium and macro-nutrients.
4) Visit your dentist regularly
A visit to your dentist monitors the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. For individuals with a tendency for caries and/or gingivitis, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. The number therefore varies for different people, but the typical recommendation is a dental check up every six months.
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Source : ada.org