We also believe that patient education is important. We inform patients about all the ways that they can keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We start with very young children, showing them that visits to the dentist can be fun and introducing them to brushing and dental checkups. We reinforce the importance of brushing and flossing to our teenage patients. We educate them about concerns of their age group such as hygiene, cleaning around braces, the dangers of tobacco and piercings and effects of sodas and candies. We help our adult patients to keep their teeth healthy and we make recommendations about products that will help make it easier for them to keep their mouths in optimal shape.