It is important to take care of your teeth and gums, of course your mother has already told you this so why should I bring it up to you now at this late juncture? Well, consider if you will the cost to replace your teeth if you fail to floss, brush or are dead set on doing certain drugs like Crystal Meth, which causes rapid tooth decay and a diseased mouth?What folks do not understand is that dental work can run in the tens of thousands if you do not take care of your teeth and judging by the obesity issues in American, well lets just say people are not eating right at all. Most deductibles for dental work can make it prohibitive from getting the proper dental work once a huge problem arises. This is due to Americans, being in credit card debt and such.Preventative dental care, teeth cleaning and check-ups can serve you well in early detection and proper care. It simply does not pay to be hard-headed on this issue. Your teeth are just too important and medical professionals have linked tooth decay, gum problems and gum disease to heart disease. Play it smart and get your check-ups often. You will be glad you did. Consider all this in 2006.