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Brush teeth at least 2 times a day using a soft brush and toothpaste with fluoride for 2 minutes. Replace the brush every 3-4 months. Brush teeth before eating or at least an half hour after eating. Clean in between teeth at least once a day.


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teeth, cavity , plaque , gums , gum disease , dentist, oral, hygiene

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Rated on: 3/1/2017 4:21:55 PM

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