2017-07-13 / Guest Column

VIEWS ON DENTAL HEALTH

A Lifetime – Plus
GARY S. RAFAL, D. D. S.

Have you ever seen the photo of an ancient human skull? If you looked closely, you would have seen a full set of teeth included. Teeth are made of one of the hardest natural substances on earth and should last a lifetime plus thousands of years.

Despite the fact that we enjoy the best dental care in the world, we seem to fully expect each member of our family—sooner or later—to lose several or even all of our permanent teeth.

Much of this fatalism is based on the misconception that your natural teeth are somehow not sturdy enough to last you a lifetime—that everyone must sooner or later join the 20 million toothless people in this nation. But that’s definitely not a true assumption.

With proper eating habits (staying away from sugar), proper home care and regular visits to your dentist, your teeth should last a few thousand years.

From the office of Dr. Gary S. Rafal, 9915 Seaview Avenue. 718- 763-7799.

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