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Brush your teeth after every meal. Floss regularly. Avoid drinking too many sugary beverages. There are plenty of things that we can do to help promote oral health. Yet for many of us, we brush our teeth without realizing how important a clean mouth is to our overall health. In fact, your mouth can provide the firsthand view on nutrition and infections, both of which can affect the rest of your body.
Once our baby teeth fall out, we only get one set of teeth. With the proper prevention and care, most oral conditions and diseases can be avoided or greatly reduced. Mira Diora, DDS, and Jennifer Moy, Dental Hygienist, Dentistry at NorthShore, give the following tips to keep your mouth healthy and clean:
How many times a day do you brush your teeth? Do you floss every day?