A COUPLE OF CENTURIES AGO it was very unusual for people to have their original teeth in their mouth on their 40th birthday! And as little as 50 years ago, half of the people you walked by over the age of 65 had already lost nearly all of their teeth. Today, that number has been drastically reduced.
Your Children Are Part Of An Amazing Trend
Despite all of the modern threats to our children’s smiles that we often hear about (including rampant sugar use, popularized acidic beverages, etc.) overall oral health continues to improve. In most countries, at every age, we’re keeping more of our teeth than we were 20 years ago in 1994:
Modern Dentistry Is Focused On Preventive Care And Keeping Teeth
Back in the olden days when preventive care was rare, the result was a lot of toothaches. Often, the default solution for a toothache was to just pull the tooth. Today’s materials and treatment advances have made that default solution rare—especially when patients maintain regular checkups. The gum health in a 60-year-old today is about the same as it was in a 40-year-old back in 1973. Imagine how much better your child’s dental health will be when they grow up! One of the contributing factors is likely the rise of regular flossing. Dental floss was patented in the late 19th century, but it has taken a long time for regular flossing to become mainstream.
Teach Your Child To Develop The Right Habits Now…
Although oral health risks still increase with age, we know how to combat them! And with good habits, your child’s natural teeth can last their whole life. They’ll never have to deal with denture adhesives, or living off soup everyday. So let’s put in the work now. Make sure that your children know how to brush and floss every day—and maintain cleanings and check-ups.
Now For A Fun, Retro Throwback…
Does anyone here have kids this excited to visit our practice?
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