These quick tips can help you carve out minutes for your mouth throughout the day.
For good dental health, regular checkups are a necessity. But let’s face it — regardless of whether your teeth are in good shape or bad, going to the dentist, even just for a cleaning, isn’t on everyone’s list of top things they like to do. And when there’s extra work to be done — such as filling cavities — it can be even more troubling.
Lost teeth are just one of the many costs that can be incurred by neglecting your oral health. Dental professionals say a lack of preventive care by patients is often at the root of dental problems. Only 37 percent of adults participating in the NIDCR survey reported visiting a dentist in the previous year.