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noun

the maintenance of the teeth and gums in healthy condition, esp by proper brushing, the removal of plaque, etcAlso called: oral hygiene

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dental hygiene

n.

The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease.oral hygiene
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