Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice. Today in the David A. Rice, DDS Dental Blog, we are going to give you yet another reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.
When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Elgin youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.
Hello, I’m David Rice of David A. Rice, D.D.S.. Wayne parents usually know the basics on children’s oral health: limit sugar, make sure they brush and floss regularly, take them to the dentist for twice-yearly exams and cleanings, discourage between-meal snacking, see that they get enough calcium and Vitamin D, etc. Many Illinois parents also give their kids fluoride supplements if their municipal water supply has an inadequate level of fluoride.
Bartlett, Elgin, and St Charles parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time because baby teeth are more important than many people might think. Baby teeth are needed to keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.
You may not realize it, but the secret to a better smile is simple. It’s all about good oral hygiene. Taking care of your teeth and gums is the best way to protect against gum disease as well as damaged or lost teeth.