Oral health is important no matter what your age. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums can help keep the rest of your body healthy by maintaining the balance of good oral bacteria and keeping infections at bay. Following these tips coupled with regular dental visits will help keep your mouth healthy for a lifetime.
Infants and Toddlers
Baby teeth are important. They help children speak and chew properly and hold space for the permanent teeth growing below the gums.1 Read more.
Children ages 4 – 12
Although mostly preventable, tooth decay is the most common childhood disease and can interfere with a child’s ability to eat, speak, smile and concentrate. Good oral health is essential to a child’s overall health and well-being. These tips will help keep your child’s teeth healthy for many years to come.
By age 13, most children have a full set of permanent teeth, until wisdom teeth grow in during the latter teen years or early 20’s. Oral hygiene and proper nutrition is important to ward off decay.
Adults under 40
From tooth sensitivity to dental health during pregnancy, adult teeth continue to need daily brushing, flossing and trips to the dentist.
Adults over 40
Caring for your overall health is as important as your oral health. Certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease have a link to the health of your mouth.
Adults over 60
Even with a good oral hygiene track record, older adults may experience more cavities and may have missing teeth. Read more.
Maintaining good oral hygiene along with regular dental visits can help keep your smile healthy throughout your life.
1 American Dental Association Mouth Healthy https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/baby-teeth
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