Schedule regular dentist appointments The Orbit girl knows what's up -- that mouth of yours is filthy. While her cure is a stick of gum, doctors say it takes more to clean up your act. "Really, the most common mistake women make is not getting to the dentist frequently enough," says Toscano. "Patients come in two years apart and they expect to keep their teeth white and bright, and it just doesn't work that way."
A regular patient should be in every six months for a cleaning in order to keep gums healthy and teeth free of cavities. "Your mouth is a very dirty place, and if you don't give it attention you're going to get gum disease -- period." So sure, pop some gum, but keep up the doctor visits too.
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