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  • Clean your teeth at least twice a day after meals and have regular dental check-ups to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to prevent tooth decay. 
  • Limit sugary foods and drinks, drink plenty of tap water (especially if fluoridated) and enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods.
  • If you live in an area where the water supply is not fluoridated, ask your dentist about the right fluoride toothpaste for you. 
  • Protect your face and mouth when playing sport.
  • Quit smoking and limit your alcohol intake. 

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Reviewed on: 09-07-2019