Health Tip: Preventing Cavities

Proper care is key to good dental health

(HealthDay News) -- Whether you've got a mouth full of cavities or a perfect set of teeth, preventing tooth decay should be a key concern.

The American Dental Association offers these suggestions for keeping your teeth and gums healthy:

  • Teeth should be brushed after every meal, or at least twice a day. You should be particularly careful to brush after eating anything sticky or sugary.
  • Floss every day.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, full of fruits and vegetables. Try to keep snacks to a minimum, and keep them healthy if you do have them.
  • See your dentist every six months for a cleaning and an exam.
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