Important Steps  to Maintain  Good Oral Health?

You can keep your teeth for your lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth.

- Drink fluoridated water and brush   with fluoride toothpaste. - Practice good oral hygiene. Brush   teeth thoroughly twice a day and   floss daily between the teeth to   remove dental plaque.

Visit your dentist at least once a        year, even if you have no natural     teeth or have dentures. – Do not use any tobacco products.     If you smoke, quit.

– If you have diabetes, work to    maintain control of the disease.    This will decrease risk for other    complications, including gum    disease. Treating gum disease    may help lower your blood sugar    level.

– If your medication causes dry    mouth, ask your doctor for a    different medication that may not    cause this condition. If dry mouth    cannot be avoided, drink plenty of    water, chew sugarless gum, and    avoid tobacco products and    alcohol.