It’s really simple. For you to get that perfect smile, you need an amazing set of pearly white teeth. That means you need to keep dental decay at bay. This is the infographic that will teach you how to do it. Dental decay is also called dental caries, holes or cavities. Whatever you call it, the fact of the matter is it’s really not a pretty sight (or feeling) to have. You need to follow the basics of oral health to prevent this nasty thing from invading your mouth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and choose a fluoride toothpaste. Use short and gentle strokes at a 45 degree angle so you can really clean those hard to reach areas. And spend at least 2 minutes brushing your teeth. Studies have shown that it’s the ideal length of time to properly clean your teeth. Even though it can be boring, you really need to floss. Preferably do this a minute or two after eating so you can get rid of those bits of food stuck between your teeth. Stop eating or drinking any food that has high sugar content. You may think of iced tea as a healthy drink, well it is, if it’s unsweetened. Most commercial drinks are just all sugar. Eat more mineral-rich foods like dairy products and vegetables, and stay away from unhealthy snacks like chips. They’re what we call empty calories. Also, make sure you have vegetables in every meal and drink your glass of milk each day. Most important of all, you should visit your dentist regularly so she can check on the condition of your teeth. As you know, prevention is always better than cure.