Always brush your teeth after meals and before going to bed. Brush for at least three minutes, remembering to include the tongue, and floss daily. Brushing keeps away the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum problems. Flossing removes debris stuck in the teeth and is also beneficial for the gums. It is advisable to also have regular visits to your dentist -- at least every six months -- for general cleaning and check-up. Brushing and flossing don't only keep your teeth healthy and strong, they can also prevent heart valve problems.
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