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Close Your Mouth

Brushing and flossing your teeth are important to keep your mouth healthy and attractive. But there’s one nighttime habit that can seriously ruin your mouth’s good looks: sleeping with your mouth open. Whether you sleep open-mouthed out of habit or because you have a clogged nose, it’s time to change your ways -- or take a decongestant! The air your mouth is exposed to dries the gums and enamel, causing gingivitis and possible bone decay -- not a pretty picture!

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