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How can drinking water help prevent gingivitis?

Drinking water keeps your mouth and the rest of you hydrated and is one of the best things you can do to be healthy. Where gingivitis is concerned, water helps wash away food particles after you eat and also keeps your mouth from getting dry. Drinking fluoridated water can help prevent cavities. In addition to drinking water, always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, floss once a day and schedule regular dental visits.
You can help prevent gingivitis by drinking plenty of water to keep your mouth moist, wash away food and neutralize plaque. In addition to avoiding dry mouth, keeping your mouth moist helps prevent tooth decay.

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