Healthy Teeth, Healthy Family

The dawn of a new year often brings with it a raft of resolutions. There’s a sense of a fresh start, an opportunity not just for personal health based resolutions but also ones that will benefit the whole family.

Working on the family’s oral-care routine might not be an obvious one for the list but there are so many good reasons to keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Of course you want your family to have sparkling teeth (and dispel the myth that Brits have terrible teeth), but more importantly for your family to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.

Worryingly, research shows that one in four young children develops signs of tooth decay before they start school and half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities(1). Luckily, there are simple ways to keep your family’s teeth strong and healthy.

Here are some suggestions to help:

(1)WebMD Peter Jaret: Healthy Teeth for Life: 10 Tips for Families