There are multiple forms of prevention that results in maintaining dental and oral health, such as correct brushing, washing your teeth at least twice a day, use of dental floss, mouthwash and oral irrigator, a balanced diet or correct chew.
Toothbrushes (or the changing heads of the electric toothbrush) should be changed 3-4 times a year or whenever their brushes begin to show signs of use. Patients with orthodontic braces, both adults and children, should pay extra attention to hygiene measures during orthodontic treatment.
Children should be taught correctly, even from a very early age, about the basics of oral hygiene, correct brushing or tongue washing. Also, the parents must strictly follow the scheme of general and/ or local fluoridation recommended by the dentist or pediatrician (such schemes are specific to countries/ regions depending on several criteria, such as the reference level for fluoride in water from that country / region).
Also, a regular control and a professional teeth cleaning twice per year or at dentist instructions maintain a proper oral hygiene and prevent further complications or problems.