El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Sure, they start out all shiny and healthy, but how do you keep your child’s teeth staying that way?
The answer is important since not only can dental problems be costly to fix, they can also—left unchecked—have adverse health consequences later in life. Studies have linked poor oral health to everything from an increased risk of heart attack and stroke to difficulty controlling blood sugar among diabetics.
“There really is no ‘cure’ in the sense that once you have a dental problem like a cavity, you can only slow the progression,” says Dr. David Guarrera, doctor of dental surgery. “That’s why helping children practice good oral health habits is crucial.”