They say ignorance is bliss…well I’m here to say it’s not!
Especially when it comes to your dental and overall health. Ignoring a health problem is a mistake that can not only be bad for you, it can turn costly in a hurry. So to help you out here’s another installment of “Nobody Ever Told Me”, a blog where we get the chance to fill you in on things you may not know, but help you to make good decisions on your future dental health.
1. You will look older faster with the following dental problems: gum disease, missing, stained, or broken teeth, and ill-fitting dentures or bridges.
2. Tooth colored fillings look natural and do not expand or cause the tooth to fracture.
3. Teeth that have root canal therapy should be crowned because the tooth will dry up and possibly break.
4. A root canal is always your best and healthiest option, rather than pulling the tooth.
5. When a missing tooth leaves a space in your mouth, your chewing pattern gets thrown off and puts a strain on all your remaining teeth. As a result, you are at risk for losing more teeth.
6. You can secure a single tooth, multiple teeth, and even full mouth removable dentures with dental implants.
7. From a budget standpoint, a partial denture may be a good option. It also has “remodeling” possibilities, if you need more teeth added to it in the future.
8. Over time, teeth can become discolored from age or continuous exposure to tea, coffee, red wine, dark colas, and tobacco. These stains go deep into the surface of the tooth. In order to get teeth really white, talk to your dentist about a professional whitening that will penetrate the tooth’s enamel.
9. New dental restorative material and advanced technology allow dentists to bond tooth colored plastics directly to a chipped tooth to restore a damaged smile.
10. Many adults are unaware that they are still candidates for braces. When you treat orthodontic problems, you also improve the health of your teeth and gums. Orthodontia is not for appearance only.
So once again I send you out into the world filled with more knowledge then before happy flossing, happy brushing and as always #HappySmile.