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how can i maintain good oral health?

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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry 15 years experience
Oral health: Brush 2-3 times a day and floss once a day. Go to the dentist at least every 6 months unless instructed to go more frequently. Avoid too much sugar and soda. These are the keys to good oral hygiene.
Dr. Ryan Finnegan
Dentistry 22 years experience
Brush, floss, diet: Brushing, flossing and diet are the hallmarks of good oral health. Also maintain regular check up appointments to look for cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Avoid over functioning on teeth, grinding, chewing ice, etc..
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Home care, diet: Excellent home care which includes toothbrushing, flossing, and water pik. In addition, a healthy diet with plenty of water will promote good oral health.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Several things to do: First, good overall health- nutritious diet, rest, etc. Specifically- proper tooth brushing and flossing after every meal, and at least rinsing out after snacks; use of a tongue scraper once per day; avoid foods and liquids high in refined sugars as well as sports drinks high in acidity. Finally, routine dental checkups and cleanings.

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