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What increases risk for oral health problems?
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In brief: See below
Poor oral hygiene, not brushing teeth, not receiving dental care, and lack of Fluoride in water. Too many sugary snacks and drinks.
Certainly, in adults, chewing tobacco.

In brief: See below
Poor oral hygiene, not brushing teeth, not receiving dental care, and lack of Fluoride in water. Too many sugary snacks and drinks.
Certainly, in adults, chewing tobacco.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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2 doctors agree
In brief: So many factors
Many factors go into the strength of your teeth and their longevity.
Genetics plays a role, and is something you cannot control. Within your control are social habits (smoking, dipping), as well as oral hygiene habits, diet, and frequency of professional dental care. Brushing and flossing alone is not enough. Ignore your teeth and they will go away...

In brief: So many factors
Many factors go into the strength of your teeth and their longevity.
Genetics plays a role, and is something you cannot control. Within your control are social habits (smoking, dipping), as well as oral hygiene habits, diet, and frequency of professional dental care. Brushing and flossing alone is not enough. Ignore your teeth and they will go away...
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Smoking is one
Of course poor oral hygiene. Also many systemic diseases such as diabetes and leukemia.

In brief: Smoking is one
Of course poor oral hygiene. Also many systemic diseases such as diabetes and leukemia.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bad habits
Poor oral hygiene, smoking, drinking, smokeless tobacco, poor diet.
Eat right, exercise, don't drink in excess, don't smoke or use tobacco and your oral and overall health will improve. Brush and floss daily and see the dentist every 6 months. All this is a recipe for good oral health.

In brief: Bad habits
Poor oral hygiene, smoking, drinking, smokeless tobacco, poor diet.
Eat right, exercise, don't drink in excess, don't smoke or use tobacco and your oral and overall health will improve. Brush and floss daily and see the dentist every 6 months. All this is a recipe for good oral health.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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