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How can I prevent my teeth from falling out?

When you were little, you probably couldn't wait for your teeth to fall out so you could get a visit from the tooth fairy. But now that you're older, losing your teeth doesn't seem like such an exciting prospect. To prevent your teeth from falling out, protect your gums so that they stay strong enough to hold your teeth in place. Brush your teeth and gums twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss to get out any food residue that may be stuck between your teeth and gums. See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. And of course, don't smoke -- it's as bad for your gums as it is for your heart and lungs.
The best way to prevent your teeth from falling out is to practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental visits for professional cleanings. Good oral hygiene at home means always brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride and remembering to floss daily. It also means to eat a balanced diet and to limit between-meal snacking. Remember, getting older doesn't mean losing teeth. 

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