Dental care is the maintenance of healthy teeth. Forms include:
- Oral hygiene, the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent cavities (dental caries), gum disease, and other dental disorders
- Dentistry, the professional care of teeth, including professional oral hygiene and dental surgery
The practice of cleaning the human mouth and human teeth has been known to be completed in different ways, most common of all is tooth brushing. Brushing ones teeth has been a dental care concept for many years, known to have been observed in the ancient Egyptians. The act of toothbrushing normally consists of two tools, a toothbrush, and toothpaste. A toothbrush consists of a handle which has fiber bristles on one end, this brush is used scrub the teeth. Toothpaste is a gel paste often applied to the toothbrush to enhance oral hygiene, toothpastes have also been known to have another usage, which is to beautify teeth.
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