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Dentistry is a kind of doctorâ€™s job. It is about helping people take care of their teeth, and about fixing teeth. A doctor who practices, or does dentistry, is called a dentist.
Dentists will do all kinds of things. Dental hygienists help people keep their teeth clean. Dental surgeons will perform surgery to fix large or dangerous problems with peopleâ€™s teeth.
There are also doctors called orthodontists, who can move peoples teeth using braces.
Some things people can do to keep teeth healthy:
-Brush teeth after every meal and at bedtime.
-Floss after every meal (but at least once a day at bedtime.) Flossing should be done before brushing!
-Drink water with fluoride or use a fluoride mouth rinse (liquid you put in your mouth after brushing.)
-See a dentist every 6 months for a tooth exam and tooth cleaning
-Eat good foods.
o Sugars like sucrose and glucose are bad for teeth.
o Milk and cheese are good for teeth.
o Unsweetened (no sugar) chewing gum helps clean teeth, but remember to only chew the gum if you cannot brush your teeth and only for a few seconds.
+ Nothing with flavor in-between meals, give your saliva the two to three hours it needs to clean teeth. The saliva canâ€™t do that if there is a continuous food film being put on to the teeth.
+ Drink water, but make sure the water has a neutral pH and no added flavor. This can be checked with a simple pH tester.