Health Tip: Promote Healthy Teeth

Shocking Diseases of the Mouth

(HealthDay News) -- Your pearly whites are one of the first things people notice, so it's important to keep them looking their best.

The American Dental Association suggests these healthy dental habits:

  • Brush teeth twice daily for two minutes per session using a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth at least once daily.
  • Restrict starchy and sugary snacks.
  • When playing sports or engaging in other physical activity, wear a mouthguard.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Don't pierce any part of your mouth or lips.
  • Schedule regular visits with your dentist.

-- Diana Kohnle

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