Smoking can result in oral cancer, reduce smelling and tasting abilities, compromise recovery after oral surgery, stain the teeth and increase the risk of contracting periodontal disease. The American Dental Association (ADA) and all pediatric dentists encourage children, adolescents and adults to abstain from all forms of tobacco use.
Getting a tongue piercing can cause the following problems: bacterial infections, blood clots, blood poisoning, brain abscess, chronic pain, damaged nerves, fractured/cracked teeth, heart infections, hypersensitivity reactions (to the metal bar), periodontal disease/gum recession and scarring.
Why are Primary Teeth Important?
The major functions of primary teeth are speech development, eating and nutrition, self-confidence, straighter smiles and excellent oral health.
Xylitol - Reducing Cavities
Xylitol is a natural substance that can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Study results indicate that 4-20 grams of Xylitol each day, divided into three or more helpings, can reduce tooth decay and cavities by as much as 70 percent.