My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.
When your dental health is compromised, you may end up losing teeth and facing gum disease or worse. Teeth replacement options can include implants, bridges, and partial dentures. Although you can enjoy tooth replacements for years to come, you may damage them just as you did your original teeth if you continue to follow bad dental health practices.
The key to healthy teeth, gums, and tooth replacement options is simple. You need to be proactive about caring for them. Part of that is developing good habits while stopping bad ones. Be sure that you are not doing any of these bad dental routines that can wreak havoc on your dental health.
Stop! Don't Brush Like Your Teeth Are on Fire
Some people approach brushing their teeth as though it's teeth vs. human. They act like they need to put out fires on their teeth by exerting pressure and vigorous brushing. They grab their toothbrush aggressively and brush their teeth with all their might, apply a lot of pressure, and drag their hard-bristled brush across the delicate enamel of their teeth. They should never do this, though!
If you are among these aggressive brushers, stop right away. By aggressively brushing your teeth, you may be accidentally irritating your guns and damaging the enamel of your teeth. Instead, buy a soft-bristled tooth brush and brush your teeth gently. You should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time at least twice per day.
Stop! Don't Let Your Sweet Tooth Lead to Sour Dental Health
Does the idea of a sweet treat make you forget all about your desire to have a bright white smile? The short-term gratification isn't worth the long-term problems. Although most people are going to indulge in sweets sometimes, try to limit the amount you eat. You should especially try to cut back on hard candy and lollipops that cause you to suck on the sweet treats for a long time.
The sugar that's present in hard candy and lollipops may unfortunately react with plaque on your teeth. The result can be enamel that seems to be eaten away. This will surely lead to cavities unless you are able to catch dental issues early.
Gum disease and tooth decay can be a result of engaging in the above bad practices. It's not worth the risk. Focus on establish new, better habits as you kick bad ones to the curb. Before you know it, you can be sporting a smile that makes you feel confident about your pearly whites and overall dental care practices.Share