10 simple rules

Eat healthy! A good rule is to have three main meals and two snacks a day. Leave at least two to three hours between meals to neutralise “acid attacks”. Only drink pure water to quench your thirst between meals.

In the evenings, use dental floss before brushing your teeth! You should floss every day. Ask your dentist to show you the correct flossing technique.

Use a soft or an ultra-soft toothbrush. Electric or ultrasound toothbrushes are easier to handle and give a cleaner result with less effort. Brush your teeth after waking up in the morning and immediately before going to bed in the evening. Change your toothbrush after every two to three months.

Use mouthwash after brushing your teeth in the morning and in the evening.

From time to time, change your oral care products (toothpaste and mouthwash) for them to have a maximum effect.

If you have just eaten, wait for at least thirty minutes before you brush your teeth. Brushing your teeth immediately after a meal causes excessive wear of the tooth enamel as well as the sensitivity and cracking of teeth.

After every meal, use a sucking tablet or chewing gum that contains xylitol. Chew the gum for five to ten minutes only.

Oral and dental diseases are so-called “lifestyle diseases” and can be prevented. Dental caries is infectious, so take care of the health of your family members as well.

Start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts. The first visit to the dentist should also take place when the first baby teeth have erupted.

Visit your dentist regularly at least once a year.