Your teeth are meant to last you for life and with the proper care then they can almost certainly achieve this aim. However it is all too easy to neglect your teeth or to think their loss is somehow inevitable. Here at the Cosmetic Dentistry Center we are extremely hot on preventive dentistry. While we might have lots of good ways for replacing missing teeth, we would still far rather make your natural teeth last longer. If you would like to enjoy your natural smile for as long as possible, then read on for our top tips on avoiding tooth loss.
Don’t Miss Your Regular Checkups
This is absolutely essential as a regular checkup with one of our dentists is the best possible way of avoiding tooth loss and keeping your teeth for longer. By allowing us to check your teeth and gums, we can soon pick up any small problems before they become likely to threaten the health of your teeth. It is also a great way for avoiding the discomfort of toothache that can develop as a result of dental neglect and untreated tooth decay. We know lots of people miss out on their regular checkups thinking there is nothing wrong and it is simply a waste of money. In fact seeing us at regular intervals is far more likely to save your smile and your money.
Don’t Forget to See Our Hygienist Regularly
Hygiene appointments are also extremely important as even if you are meticulous about brushing and flossing, it’s easy to miss out certain areas allowing plaque and calculus to build up. Calculus is simply hardened plaque bacteria and it produces toxins that can soon inflame and infect your gums leaving you at risk of developing gum disease which is the most common cause of tooth loss worldwide. We want to prevent this and by scaling your teeth to remove hardened calculus, we hope to give you a much better chance of enjoying healthy gums and avoiding tooth loss. You need healthy gums to support your teeth and without them you are likely to experience tooth loss.
Don’t Neglect Home Dental Care Role in Avoiding Tooth Loss
Regular professional dental care is all very well but it’s not worth much if you don’t regularly brush and floss your teeth. It might seem a chore to have to brush twice a day and to floss once-a-day but it only takes a few minutes each time and is far quicker than spending hours in our dental chair having loose or decayed teeth extracted and new replacements fitted. If you don’t think that you brush and floss particularly well then please ask our dental hygienist for instructions as they will be delighted to help you. We love teaching people how to look after their teeth and gums and our reward will be your success in avoiding tooth loss and your healthy smile.
Play Sports? Get a Custom Mouthguard
Contact and quite a few non-contact sports put you at risk of dental injury and possible tooth loss. Our custom-made mouthguards are comfortable, hard wearing and easy-to-use. They are a cost-effective way to protect your teeth so if you are keen on sports, ask us for more information.Leave a reply →