Healthy Teeth

Everybody wants healthy teeth for a couple of simple reasons. One is that it is a quality of life issue. Quite frankly, having bad teeth and a sore mouth sucks. It's painful. It's uncomfortable. It can mean not eating food that you would otherwise enjoy and crave. It could mean making accommodations so you never eat anything too cold or too hot for comfort. It could mean not being able to sleep at night because your tooth is throbbing and aching. It could happen to everybody and anybody, so most people are sympathetic. Especially since nearly everybody knows how to maintain healthy teeth. The second reason is that it's damned expensive to fix decaying and decayed teeth. Who likes to go to the dentist? Who likes to hear that drill going deeper and deeper into a tooth? Who enjoys getting a huge, big needle shoved into your gum, your cheek, or the roof of your mouth? Nobody wants that. Nobody wants to pay for the privilege of being tortured! So it only makes good sense to brush three times a day, floss daily, use mouthwash, and go to the dentist for a semi-annual tooth check up.

Some people have medical reasons for unhealthy teeth. But modern dentistry is an amazing thing. New breakthroughs are always happening, and dentists regularly go back to school for more and better training. In comparison to earlier forms of dentistry, this is practically a golden age of healthy teeth! You've just got to do be responsible.

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Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even some chemically treated water.

Oral Health
Bad oral health results from bad oral hygiene and can lead to other complications.

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