“A clean tooth will not decay” stated J. Leon Williams, first president of the American Dental Association1. According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “oral hygiene is sufficiently effective to prevent dental [cavities] caries,” however, “it is unrealistic to assume that simple brushing alone will prevent dental caries”1. Other factors such as eating frequency,
Every holiday season we find ourselves grazing on those delicious holiday treats—candy canes, gingerbread cookies, chocolate turtles, etc.—like their open season. You usually have to get to them quick or you are stuck with the not-so-delicious options.
Although that sweet sensation can be satisfying, it also can be damaging to your teeth and increases the likelihood of cavities.
20% of U.S. Children have at least one untreated decayed tooth before kindergarten, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1. Untreated tooth decay (cavities) can lead to pain, weight loss, missed school days, poor appearance and decreased self-esteem. It’s critical children have strong, healthy teeth because their first set of teeth helps ensure their adult teeth come in correctly and are healthy.