ebook ∣ Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy · Healthy Habits
By John M. Shea
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This helpful handbook emphasizes the role of healthy habits in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, including proper brushing and flossing, good nutrition, use of fluoride, and regular dental visits. Teens are encouraged to eliminate habits that can harm their teeth and health, including smoking cigarettes and using chewing tobacco. The final chapter discusses common dental procedures, the role of orthodontics in straightening teeth, and steps to take in handling a dental emergency. Content fulfills National Health Education Standards.