Tooth decay (cavities): Is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
Maintain good oral hygiene for healthy mouth and gums: Research has found that gum disease is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Gum disease is a risk factor for diseases of the blood vessels and arteries. People with gum disease had a higher risk of stroke and there was a direct link between clogged arteries in the legs and gum disease.