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Smile Texas's Cosmetic Dentistry Journal

 

Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

We stress good oral health to our kids day after day, asking them, “Did you brush your teeth? Did you floss?” But adults don’t necessarily maintain good oral habits of their own.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. One in seven adults aged 35 to 44 years has gum disease; for adults aged 65 years and older, this statistic increases to one in every four. And, sadly, tooth decay affects kids in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.

While we don’t treat children at Smile Texas, we do treat all of you parents out there – and setting a good example for your kids about the importance of oral care is one way to ensure that they will have a healthy future in front of them.

So what’s going on with your oral health? Are you experiencing mouth pain or having trouble eating because of loose teeth? Do you have any missing teeth or are you wary of developing gum disease? Maybe you’re just not happy with the way your smile looks so you don’t take care of it the way you should since you don’t bother smiling much anyway.

You wouldn’t accept excuses from your kid about skipping their bedtime brushing or whines about not wanting to go to the dentist. So don’t accept excuses from yourself either. Talk to us about how we can give you a beautiful, natural, healthy smile makeover that will make you (and your kids) proud.