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Oral health overview

From bad breath to oral cancer, mouth problems can range from embarrassing to life threatening. However, simple measures, like brushing teeth after eating, flossing and a regular check-up at the dentist can help prevent cavities, gum disease and other oral problems.

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Tooth loss link to premature death in older women

Brushing and flossing your teeth may be even more important than we already know after US researchers found that good oral health can help older women live longer.

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Teeth and gum care

Looking after your teeth is important to help avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Avoiding gum disease is important for your general health too as it has been linked to conditions such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease.



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How should I care for my teeth and gums?

There are four basic steps to caring for teeth and gums:

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