Q: How can I keep my teeth for my entire lifetime?
A: There are about four main things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and in your mouth for your whole life:
- Diet: If you have three meals a day and nothing that contains sugar in between it is very unlikely you will get cavities. The more things with sugar you have between meals (fruit, juice, sugared coffee, soft drinks, etc.) the more cavities you are likely to get.
- Cleaning: To prevent gum disease, you have to floss. Once a day is usually enough. It makes your breath nice and your gums strong.
- Strong Teeth and Fillings: If you have old fillings or your teeth are starting to crack, it is important to have them strengthened before problems occur. If you wait until things begin to hurt, treatment can become much more complicated…and expensive!
- Regular Visits: Even when everything has been fixed, you have to come and have your teeth cleaned and examined regularly. It’s the only way we can have a chance to find little things before they become big things.
That’s it. Do those things and you’ll probably have your teeth when you’re old and gray!
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