08/19/2012 07:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dental Health: How To Keep Your Smile Pretty And Healthy

By Jeannie Kim

These days, it seems like everyone's obsessed with getting a blindingly white grill. But there's more to taking good care of your mouth than having a soap-star smile.

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The condition of your teeth and gums is associated with a host of other health issues that involve your hormones and your heart, and your dental needs can change from decade to decade. Here's how to keep smiling strong at any age.

How To Keep Your Smile Pretty And Healthy

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