National Geographic : 1948 Mar
When decay starts, it eats through the hard enamel and spreads into the softer dentine. Unless checked, this infection reaches the pulp chamber from which it may enter the blood stream causing damage in other parts of the body. Periodic examination, cleaning, and treat ment of teeth by your 1 dentist can usu ally check decay before serious damage occurs. Gums must also be guarded. Bleed ing gums, pyorrhea, and trench mouth can in dicate infection. Seb6& e 4a4ecTa l GOOD TEETH DESERVE GOOD CARE For further helpful information on teeth and gums, send for Metropolitan's Free Booklet, Don't wait for pain to drive you to the dentist. 38-N, "Good Teeth." Visit him every six months, or at such intervals as he suggests. COPYRIGHT1948-METROPOLITAN FE INSURANCECOMPANY The dentist's examination, aided when nec- Metropolitan Life essary by the X-ray, usually can detect hidden Ins rance Companyi trouble such as abscesses at the roots of appar- (A MUTUAL COMPANY) ently healthy teeth. Prompt treatment can Frederick I. Ecker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT generally correct the condition before it may 1 MADISON AE.,NEW YORK 10, N. Y. impair your health. __ __ __ __ _YHNOS TO VETERANS-IF YOU HAVE NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE-KEEP IT!