Colgate Dental Health and Oral Hygiene Resource Center.

Colgate Dental Health and Oral Hygiene Resource Center. The Colgate Oral Health Center is a resource of information about oral hygiene, dental care, tooth whitening, gum disease, dental visits, flossing, gingivitis, cavities, oral health for seniors, dental treatments and other medical conditions.

Oral Hygiene Basics

Oral Hygiene Basics

Get good advice for taking care of your teeth and gums
Oral Hygiene Basics
Tooth Anatomy
Good Oral Hygiene
Proper Brushing/Flossing
Nutrition
The Dental Visit
Sports Mouth Guards
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What is Good Oral Hygiene?

Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means:
  • Your teeth are clean and free of debris
  • Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
  • Bad breath is not a constant problem
If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem. MORE...