David Miller DDS reminds parents that their children can avoid cavities. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverage and snacks, and seeing your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. And don’t neglect your dental health as an adult. Your dental care is just as important in your forties and fifties as it was when you were a child. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth loss.