Your dentist is responsible for your oral health and if you want your teeth to last forever, you increase your chances of this being your reality when you take care of your teeth from a young age. Your dentist wants you to know the following things about your teeth.

There is no right time of day to floss

Your dentist wants you to floss at least once a day, twice if you can. They don't care when you floss, but if you do, make sure you get between all your teeth and don't dig so deep down into your gums that they bleed (but get deep enough that you remove all the debris). There is no right time of day to floss, although some dentists recommend that you floss at night before bed to remove all the build-up and gunk that accumulates over your teeth during the day.

Acid and sugar are both bad for your teeth

Acid and sugar can both be bad for your teeth. While sugar may be the more direct cause of cavities, acid does work to break down tooth enamel so it's weaker and less likely to ward off sugars and bacteria that can cause cavities. Both are equally bad for your teeth, so chew some sugar-free gum to help activate the saliva in your mouth that can work to swish away the debris, sugar, and acids that can cause tooth decay.

If you save a broken tooth it can be reattached

Even if you don't get a chance to put some milk on a tooth that you lose, you can still reattach it so long as there are not multiple or very jagged pieces. In fact, your dentist would rather put your original tooth back in your mouth than put a false or replacement tooth on there, so allow your dentist to check out your missing tooth if you have it. Keeping the tooth moist in milk may be best, but any tooth has a chance to get reattached and it's worth a try.

Mouthwash is actually necessary

If you brush and floss your teeth regularly, then mouthwash is the icing on the cake. You can add mouthwash to your routine to reach the areas of your mouth that your toothbrush has not gotten to. Mouthwash in any form can be necessary to not only clean your teeth but to give your mouth added cleansing and to strengthen your tooth enamel at the same time.

For more information, contact a local dentist.