How can I protect my teeth?
Taking good care of the teeth is important because:
- strong, healthy teeth are needed to chew and digest food well.
- painful cavities (holes in the teeth caused by decay) and sore gums can be prevented by good tooth care.
- decayed or rotten teeth caused by lack of cleanliness can lead to serious infections that may affect other parts of the body.
- people who do not care for their teeth are more likely to lose them when they get old.