Dental care can be tough for a patient. The cost is expensive and often times the results are limited. In other words, you may not achieve the total restoration of what you once had.
Dentistry is an art. Sometimes, the results of even the most honest and diligent efforts are less than satsifactory. Therefore, it is imperative that you learn about caring for your teeth and gums now, before things get out of hand
No doubt that each one of us has seen an example of someone with expensive and perhaps even painful looking dental work. Terribly receded gums and teeth that are bridged and wired together are not at all uncommon.
Is this really due to a lack of good dental hygiene? Well, good hygiene is part of the equation, but perhaps not all of it. If brushing and flossing were all that it took to prevent dental disease, would there be so many people running around with it? I hope you realize that the logical answer is no.
What can you do? There are two facets to work on. One is the health of your gums and the other is the health of your teeth. The two are very much intertwined. Using an oral irrigator may be helpful in decreasing dental plaque buildup. Proper nutrition can also help to improve your dental health.
Drinking soda all day is very damaging to both the health of your teeth and the health of your body. Soda beverages are often acidic. They even have ingredients on the label that have the word ‘acid’ in them.
That is not to say that you should avoid acid. But what you will want to do is balance out that acid when you finish eating an acidic food or beverage. That can be done with xylitol or a pH balanced mouthwash.
After years of acid attacks, without any balance, you may find that tooth become weak, cavity prone and can break. You have probably heard of people who bite down on something and their tooth cracks in half!
Take steps to protect your dental enamel. A more acidic environment also promotes more rapid growth of bacteria.
Learn all that you can about this important topic regarding your dental health.
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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 – Available online at most book retailer sites. It can also be ordered by most book stores.
This post is for information purposes only and does not intend to advise upon, treat or diagnose any health condition whatsoever. If you have or think you may have a health problem visit your dentist or doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment.