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179-HealthHealthy Teeth

~ Important for more than just looks ~

One of the many things you must do to keep your body healthy is to make sure your mouth and teeth are regularly and properly cleaned. If you don't brush your teeth, the germs from food and drinks will cause your gums to become red, painful and maybe bleed. Your teeth will likely get cavities (holes) that could lead to more pain when eating or drinking and eventually cause the tooth to rot and fall out.

If you cannot eat or drink comfortably, you will not receive the nourishment you need to grow.

An unclean mouth also causes bad breath and you might find your friends keeping away from you when you talk. You will not want to smile because your teeth look bad and this will make you unhappy as well as in pain.

It is important that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, once after breakfast and just before you go to bed. You should use a soft bristled toothbrush and a little toothpaste. Brush gently in a circle around each tooth, including the gum; and don't forget to brush your tongue, too, so that your mouth smells extra nice.

Try not to swallow any toothpaste. Rinse your toothbrush to remove all toothpaste when you've finished brushing your teeth. Never share a toothbrush with anyone else; you do not want to catch anyone else's germs or give yours to someone else.

To help in keeping your teeth strong and healthy, try not to eat too many sweets or sugary foods and fizzy drinks as they contain sugar or acids that are very harmful to teeth. After meals, drink water because this helps wash out your mouth.

If you look after your teeth and gums well, your teeth will stay with you forever. But if you don't, you might one day have to wear false teeth. Going to the dentist every six months is also a very important part of looking after your teeth. The dentist will check your teeth to make sure you have no cavities or gum problems and fix anything that might cause a problem later. Dentists also have tools that can clean your teeth better than you can with just a toothbrush so use these visits to get extra clean teeth.

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