Fact or fiction?

Taking good care of my teeth and mouth can save me money.

Fact! When you keep cavities and gum disease away, you can save money on costly fillings and other dental work. This is especially important for children and their long-term dental health.

Brushing and flossing every day doesn’t affect the rest of my body.

Fiction! Your mouth health is connected to your overall health. Some diseases are actually linked to how well you care for your teeth and gums. These include diabetes, heart disease and cancer. When you take good care of your mouth, your whole body benefits!

There’s nothing I can do to stop cavities and tooth decay.

Fiction! Fluoride is an important part of preventing tooth decay, especially for children. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth when you ingest it and also protects the surface of teeth from acid. It’s in some foods, but most places have fluoride in the drinking water, too. You can get fluoride toothpaste and rinses as well. Your dentist also can apply sealants to your child’s back teeth where most cavities form.

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