Taking care of your teeth and gums isn't just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a gateway into your body's overall health. And since gum disease and other health problems may be linked, brushing and flossing are more important than ever. See your dentist regularly to keep your smile, and yourself, healthy.
Thanks to good oral health habits, more adults are keeping their natural teeth their entire lives. The key is prevention. The unique dental needs of senior adults include a vital connection between a healthy body and a healthy mouth. Don’t neglect your oral health. It’s an important part of being Mouth Healthy for Life.
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Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be smart. Always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day.
Then test yourself with the Fact or Fiction Teens quiz. It's all about being Mouth Healthy for Life.