Cosmetic dental care is important and requires attention. Americans tend to take great pride in their teeth, and the quality of dental care here is both very high and very prevalent. A good rule of thumb with dental care is that prevention is the best cure; as my dentist says, “You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!” Remember, be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.
The American Dental Association (ADA) advocates yearly check-ups and cleanings, and daily flossing and brushings. These measures go a long way toward preventing cavities and more serious dental problems, such as gingivitis, a gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.