Chewing gum – is it good for you or bad for you? This is the stuff of which epic debates are made, and when it comes to chewing gum in all its many varieties, the debate just continues to rage. There are also many angles to consider when weighing in on the debate. For instance, when looking at straight oral health, the individual’s dental health history can factor in heavily. But when looking at other benefits, such as a purported ability to concentrate more effectively, the benefits and detriments of chewing gum are not so clear.
Many parents think that baby teeth are not important because the child will eventually lose them. However, regular dental visits are very important even for small children. Most dentists agree that children should start seeing the dentist at the age of one. In the past, experts stated that children did not need to see the dentist until the age of three. However, this can increase the risk of cavities.
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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.