It’s important that you keep up with your dental appointments because doing so will allow you to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Going to the dentist regularly will also help ensure that you catch any possible problems before they get worse. When you go to the dentist, your dentist will take X-rays, check your teeth and gums, and do a cleaning. Brushing your tongue can help remove food particles that have stuck to your teeth or have fallen into the cracks of your gums. To do this, simply use a toothbrush and toothpaste, and just brush the parts of your tongue that touch the teeth where you can reach them – from back to side, etc.
Flossing your teeth daily is very important; it is recommended that you floss after every meal and at least once before going to bed. It is especially important when you have braces because if the food particles are not removed, they will cause cavities or gum disease.
If you drink through a straw, it can push particles around on your teeth, which can cause cavities.
So, to sum up all of these things, you should brush twice a day, eat a healthy diet, limit sugary foods and drinks, get to the dentist twice a year, keep up with dental appointments, always floss daily, use dental floss daily, and don’t drink through a straw.