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The importance of dental care
The health of your children’s teeth and gums can have a direct impact on their overall health.
It's important to remember that the health of your children’s teeth and gums can have a direct impact on their overall health. While poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, decay, and tooth loss, the bad news doesn’t stop there. Research suggests that the inflammation from periodontal, or gum disease, puts one at a greater risk for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
Even your wallet can feel the affects. Cavities resulting from a lack of care will result in expensive procedures to restore the health of the tooth, or if left untreated, remove the tooth. While dentures are an available, worst-case option, they can be uncomfortable and are not as effective as a natural tooth.
With modern dental treatment and fluoride toothpastes, serious dental complications can be avoided completely. For children, there are now sealants to protect new teeth and, of course, regular cleanings and fluoride treatments to combat cavities. A dentist and hygienist can recommend procedures that will be beneficial for your children, as well as show them proper brushing technique.