Health Tip: Promote Healthy Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Your pearly whites are one of the first things people notice, so it's important to keep them looking their best.

The American Dental Association suggests these healthy dental habits:

  • Brush teeth twice daily for two minutes per session using a fluoride toothpaste.

  • Floss your teeth at least once daily.

  • Restrict starchy and sugary snacks.

  • When playing sports or engaging in other physical activity, wear a mouthguard.

  • Don't smoke.

  • Don't pierce any part of your mouth or lips.

  • Schedule regular visits with your dentist.

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