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The Importance of Prevention

A new report based on the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates children aged 2 to 10 in the 1970s had about 1 or 2 cavities in their baby teeth (average: 1.42) compared with 0 or 1 cavity (average: 0.63) in the 1990s.

According to experts, dentists of today have better preventive and alternative therapies to help maintain oral health.

Chiropractors have embraced preventative measures as a primary means of avoiding injury, disease and sickness for more than 100 years.

Similar to dentists, chiropractors also recommend periodic checkups. Why? Like your teeth, your spine also suffers from disease and deterioration which similar to your teeth, can often be avoided or minimized with periodic spinal checkups and the practice of proper spinal hygiene.

How long has it been since your last spinal checkup? :)

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association 2000;131:93-