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BODY WATCH : Sinking Your Teeth Into Healthy Gums

Periodontal disease can mean big trouble for adults hoping to avoid dentures.

The options and the costs for keeping gums healthy:

* Johnson & Johnson cinnamon dental floss, 50 yards, $1.63.

* Dentrust Toothbrush Plus Periodontal Care (with special bristles), $2.49.

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* Peridex prescription mouthwash, $22.95.

* Consultation and exam by periodontist, $75 to $85.


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