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Like Parent, Like Child: Good Oral Health Starts at Home


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Providing oral health education to families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and preventing early childhood tooth decay.



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What Is Tooth Loss?

 
Chapter: Psychological & Emotional Effects Of Tooth Loss

In an AGD member survey, more than 86 percent of general dentists reported social embarrassment as one of the greatest problems associated with tooth loss.  Losing teeth not only affects a person's ability to chew and properly digest food, but it also has serious social, psychological and emotional consequences that negatively affect quality of life.  In addition to social embarrassment, some other problems associated with tooth loss include: mental anxiety, nervousness, self-consciousness, speech problems and problems with relaxation. 

 

Reviewed: January 2012