By KAREN LEWIS-HARLAN, AP WriterThe average life span of a tooth is about eight years, but a lot can happen in those eight years.

That includes what happens after that.

The more likely time for your teeth to break is after age 40, and after that, the chances of having a permanent denture or implants are even lower.

The best thing you can do to get back into good health is to do as many of the steps you should have done when you were a teenager, such as:Get enough exerciseA diet rich in fiber and nutrientsA diet high in vitamin DA supplements and calciumA healthy lifestyleIf you’re getting your teeth cleaned regularly, the dentist can give you a checkup to make sure that your teeth aren’t broken.

You can also see your dentist’s office to see how you’re doing.

Follow these tips to get yourself back in shape.

First, start eating the right foods.

Eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and whole grains can help keep your teeth healthy.

You should also eat less sugar, salt, fat and refined carbs.

This can make it easier to get rid of plaque.

You also should eat enough protein to help your teeth heal and grow stronger.

You’ll want to add in at least 1,000 calories a day, and if you’re having trouble getting enough, talk to your doctor.

Your dentist can also prescribe some supplements to help with the dental work.

Here are some of the best ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle:Stay away from processed foods.

Avoid foods like chips, soft drinks, cakes, cookies, cakes made with sugar, and processed desserts.

Avoid all foods high in salt, sugar and fat.

Avoid sugary foods.

Foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol are also good for you.

Avoid junk foods and sugar-sweetened drinks.

Avoid any food that contains high fructose corn syrup.

Drink lots of water.

It helps to take in fluids that help your body absorb minerals and vitamins.

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