Caring for your teeth is a lifetime commitment. What you do in your early years lays the foundation for good oral health throughout the rest of your days. While it’s up to parents to take care of their child’s dental needs for the first several years of life, it’s also crucial to educate youngsters on how to care for their mouths on their own as they get older. Imparting the groundwork for good habits in youth will likely follow a person to adulthood and serve as preventive medicine for a host of potential serious and costly conditions. Good genes alone won’t do the trick.
“Generally genetics don’t play as big a role as people think they do,” said Wilmington dentist Albert Bozart. “It’s more about how you nurture, not nature.”
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