OverviewThe teeth are vital in assuring that an individual can eat a proper diet and a variety of foods to remain healthy. Good oral hygiene prevents many of the dental and oral disorders that need to be prevented in order to have healthy teeth and mouth.
Review Date 12/28/2014
Updated by: Ilona Fotek, DMD, MS, private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.