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7 ways to have beautiful teeth

A smile can last a lifetime if you take good care of it. For this reason, it is important for parents to instill good oral hygiene habits in their children as soon as possible. 

 US Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona's "National Call to Action to Improve Oral Health" report reports that children attend more than 51 million hours of instruction each year and adults lose more than 164 million hours of work due to dental disease or dental visits. It's possible. . In 2002, the country's total dental cost was estimated at over $70.1 billion. 

 Colgate Palmolive's VP of Global Dental Practices and Professional Relations, Dr. "Oral disease is a concern in communities across the country," explains Marsha Butler. "In the United States, in children between the ages of 5 and 17, tooth decay is more common than asthma, more common than hay fever, and poses a serious threat to the overall health and well-being of our children." 

 Recently, in commemoration of National Children's Dental Health Month, Colgate and Dr. Carmona introduces 7 Steps to a Bright Smile for US Surgeons, developed with a grant from Colgate Palmolive to help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. 

 1. Brush your teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after breakfast and before bed. 

 2. Visit your dentist regularly. 

 3. Floss daily. 

 4. Use a fluoride mouthwash for strong, healthy teeth and gums. 

 5. Limit the number of snacks per day, follow a healthy diet and don't forget to get enough calcium. 

 6. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports. 

 7. Ask your dentist about dental sealants. 

 Colgate has provided free dental checkups, referrals and oral health education to more than 50 million children through its Bright Smiles, Bright Future program. The company has more than half of its public commitment to reaching 100 million children through these services by 2010. The Bright Smiles, Bright Future program helps children take care of their oral health and raise awareness of the importance of oral care. Maintain good oral hygiene.

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