With a plethora of new appointments and specialists, it is easy to forget regular dental check-ups. Some leukodystrophies can cause teeth to develop poorly or not at all, to fall out or be prone to decay. Even if you or your loved one does not have a condition known to affect dental development, it is important to maintain good oral care to prevent tooth decay and loss, which can be painful as well as compounding problems with chewing, swallowing or speech. Even as a leukodystrophy develops, brushing teeth twice a day gives a sense of normality and routine as well as protecting against these issues. Specialist dentists can ensure that high levels of dental care are maintained when mobility or other issues make this difficult.