Oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. Dental diseases may contribute to many serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and premature and low weight babies. Tooth decay can be painful and lead to serious infections. The discomfort of untreated tooth decay can affect children’s growth and learning.
Healthy habits that prevent gum disease and tooth decay start even before teeth erupt into the mouth. Children who have healthy mouths grow-up into adults with healthy mouths.