We’ve come a long way toward understanding that we need to eat leaner, favor white meat like fowl and pork, and to eat more fish. Though few people will ever seek nutritional counseling to ensure they are eating properly, reading the labels and seeking out info about our favorite foods on the internet has helped out immensely to eating healthier. In fact, years ago, people were a little lackadaisical about their teeth – if they lost a tooth here or there, they often just lived with the gap, unless it was right out front where the world could see that missing tooth. People often got a gold tooth to replace their missing tooth, and that was considered a status symbol. And as teeth were removed because they were broken or decayed, people obtained a bridge, then eventually dentures. For some, dentures never fit properly and spent more time soaking in a cup, only to be used for church and social occasions.
Boy, how things have changed. Through our dentist and hygienist we are way savvier about practicing good oral health, as that dental team encourages their patients to take care of their teeth to keep their natural teeth for as many years as possible.