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A 18-year-old male asked:

How to take good care of my teeth ?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Healthy teeth: take God Re of your teeth by good brushing and flossing every day. Eat a healthy diet low in sugars and junk foods. Drink water and avoid sodas, iced teas, energy drinks, etc because of high sugars and acids.see a dentist for regular care.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Teeth for a lifetime: Proper dental care at home, combined with seeing your dentist regularly is your ticket to great dental health and teeth for a lifetime. Take care.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
For most people: Do ALL of the following: see Dentist 2x/year for examination & professional cleaning. Brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes w soft toothbrush and pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Floss or WaterPik daily. Ask Dentist/Hygienist to personalize your oral hygiene program.

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How do I get my boyfriend to take care of his teeth?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to take care of a young child's teeth if he won't cooperate?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Make it routine: Routines always help, as kids know what comes next. May i suggest you get 2 toothbrushes one that your child uses and the other one that you "help" him out with. That way you give him a bit of control and you teach him the basics at the same time. Brush your teeth together, so he can associate the activity as a "family" one!
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Great answer. Game playing or reward behavior is more likely to succeed than demands or threats.
Apr 12, 2012
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Agree. Very important. More and more severe dental problems being seen; require general anesthesia and lots of work to fix. Ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure.
Apr 12, 2012

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