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Dental Health, Dental Conditions and Diseases

Take Care Of Your Teeth
If you want to keep your teeth in good health, it is important to brush after meals and take good care of your gums. Oral hygiene is important to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases like gingivitis. The mouth contains many types of bacteria. Mouthwashes can kill some of these bacteria, but not for long. Brushing the teeth removes food particles that promote bacterial growth and plaque formation. You should avoid very acid drinks that can erode tooth enamel. Learn about the anatomy of the teeth, and how to brush and floss.
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Common Dental Conditions and Oral Hygiene Topics