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.
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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.
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Proper nutrition means eating a balanced diet so your body can get the nutrients needed for good health. Every day, your body renews itself,
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Sugary snacks taste so good — but they aren't so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause tooth decay
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You use your mouth to speak, eat, kiss and smile, among other tasks. The key to keeping everything working well is good oral health. Having healthy teeth and gums isn't a given, though. Preventing tooth decay and other oral health problems takes effort. Promote good oral health by understanding what's behind your smile — your teeth, gums, tongue and salivary glands.
Read "Slide show: Oral health — Illustrated guide to the mouth" article
Videos and Interactive Guides
Learn the technique recommended for the best cleaning.
Find simple instructions for effective flossing.
How fresh is your breath? Find out by visiting the Fresh Breath Institute.
Test your brushing skills with our FUN 3-D brusher.
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