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ORAL HEALTH TIPS and HABITS

It is the season for treats and sugar but keep in mind that many diseases can be linked to poor oral hygiene.

Limit Snacking:
Eating breakfast can decrease your need for sugary snacks before lunch.
Limit sugary snacks and drinks.
Eat healthy snacks such as celery, apples and carrots. 
Avoid snacking 2 hours before bedtime.

Keep that Beautiful Smile:
Find a dentist and visit them two times each year for a checkups.
Brush and floss your teeth a minimum of two times daily. (After breakfast and before bedtime.)
Brush your teeth for two minutes. Use a gentle action and hold the brush at a 45-degree angle. Be sure to include your gums and tongue when brushing.
Flossing can increase your life by 6.4 years and helps delay the effects of aging.
Plaque forms in 2-3 hours after brushing.
Tobacco use leads to gum and oral disease.

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