After you have finished eating your breakfast, you walk into the bathroom, take your toothbrush and squeeze on a decent layer of bacteria for cleaning. Wait…bacteria? While you may not intentionally add bacteria, your toothbrush is still loaded with it. And that’s what you are using to “clean” your teeth.
Prevention of tooth decay relies on a lot of your own personal behavior and habits and requires more than the cursory brush once or twice a day. Maintaining good health for your teeth means taking special care and making efforts to assure outside influences don't cause rot and decay when it can be prevented.
Dental hygiene is important, not only because your teeth are essential in the digestive process, to make sure you get the food and nutrients you need, but also because having sickly teeth can lead to overall poor health. Teaching your kids to brush their teeth appropriately can save them a lot of trouble in the future with the many problems that can arise.