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Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

Oral health — Use these daily dental care tips to improve your oral health. Read "Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics" article

What is Good Oral Hygiene?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Read "What is Good Oral Hygiene?" article

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely. Read "Taking Care of Your Teeth" article

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing.     Read "Choosing the Right Toothbrush" article

Toothpastes, Toothbrushes and More

So many toothpastes are on the market today, choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good. Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) Read "Toothpastes, Toothbrushes and More" article

Brush up on how to brush your teeth

Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle. Read "Brush up on how to brush your teeth" article

Toothbrush Care and Replacement

To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses.    Read "Toothbrush Care and Replacement" article

When to brush your teeth

When should you brush your teeth? Timing is important. Read "When to brush your teeth" article

Dental floss vs. water pick: Which is better?

Standard dental floss is generally considered the most effective tool for cleaning between the teeth. Read "Dental floss vs. water pick: Which is better?" article

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