The biggest threat to the oral health of our children is tooth decay. Studies have shown that it is the most common childhood disease, surpassing both asthma and obesity. The irony is that tooth decay is so easily avoided. By adapting a home care routine of healthy habits and seeing a dentist at regularly scheduled six month intervals, your kids can beat the odds. A determining factor – the earlier the oral health regimen begins, the better. Parents can work with the dentist and hygienist to create and initiate a plan for success.
As we get older our areas of vulnerability change. Although adults are not risk free for cavities they seem to be better candidates for gum disease. Periodontitis is not however, a natural phenomenon of the aging process. Once again, the disease can be prevented by sticking to a planned regimen of good oral health habits. The infection is caused by the bacterial plaque that is continually forming over our teeth. We can’t avoid it but If it is not removed every day the plaque will harden into tartar. The trick is to control plaque buildup before it gets to that stage. Brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time and flossing at least once, along with six month professional cleanings will put you at an advantage in the fight against gum disease.
Talk to Drs. Najjar or Sorber of Belleview Dental Associates about an oral health plan for your children and for yourself. Call today @ 303-710-8008 in Littleton.