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Health Tip: Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy

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(HealthDay News) -- From helping you chew to helping you talk, teeth serve a variety of functions.

A healthy set of teeth is a great asset, so taking care of your smile is important, says the Oral Health Foundation.

Simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy are:

  • Brushing teeth, morning and night.
  • Cleaning with floss daily.
  • Minimizing consumption of sugar.
  • Having regular dental check-ups.

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