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What are some basic tips for teeth and gum care?

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  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use a mouth rinse daily.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings -- typically twice a year.
  • Eat a variety of foods to maintain overall health. Eat fewer foods containing sugars and starches.

From: Diet and Oral Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: MouthHealthy.org, American Dental Association: Diet and Dental Health.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 23, 2017

SOURCE: MouthHealthy.org, American Dental Association: Diet and Dental Health.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 23, 2017

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