The secret to keeping your teeth for life is no secret at all.

The same methods you use to keep your teeth healthy at age 6 and 36 will be what allow you to keep your natural teeth when you reach age 66 or 86.

Good oral hygiene practices keep teeth strong, healthy, and free of cavities, bacteria, disease, and enamel loss.

Your teeth are designed to last your entire life, but often, failure to care for them and have regular dentist visits can cause deterioration and loss of natural teeth. So, what then are the known practices that keep strong, healthy, and lasting teeth?

1)    Flossing your teeth at least once a day helps remove plaque and food particles that become lodged between teeth and under the gum line. Important: floss BEFORE you brush your teeth.

2)   Brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes each morning and evening will rid your teeth of food residue, acid, and plaque.

3)    Proper nutrition not only helps keep your body healthy but keeps your teeth strong and full of helpful vitamins and minerals; avoid sugary foods, and foods that are high in salt or acid.

4)   Have regular visits to your dentist for teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and preventative care, and you will be able to keep your natural teeth for the entirety of your life.

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