There’s not one single person that wants to have no teeth on their mouth, and still there are a lot of people who don’t take any precaution to take care of their teeth. To keep a good smile with every tooth in its place, is necessary a constant practice of good dental health habits and care. Many people thinks that the tooth loss is an inevitable part of aging, but this doesn’t have to be that way.
First of all, before you know how to prevent tooth loss, you should know what causes it. There are several reasons that can lead the teeth to fall off; plaque is one of the main reasons; it is bacterial buildup that resides on your teeth caused by bad hygiene. Another factor are the dietary habits, for example, eating lots of sugar leads to tooth decay. Also, habits like smoking or diseases as diabetes, arthritis and hypertension can increase the risk.
Yes, the reasons for the tooth loss are plenty and sometimes you can’t avoid them. What can you do to prevent the fall of your teeth? Following this recommendations and habits that Sani Dental Group offers you, will help you have the best dental health possible.
Brushing and Flossing Regularly
You should at least brush your teeth twice a day and floss them once, so bacteria doesn’t stay on your mouth too much time and it becomes plaque. By now, you must know the right way to brush and floss, but if you don’t, you can read about it here. Remember to keep your toothbrush clean and don’t share it with anyone, so as to replace it every 3 months.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your dietary habits affect your teeth more than you think. As we mention above, sugar is really harmful to your dental health. When you consume foods and drinks that contain sugar, bacteria in your mouth use them to produce acid that begins to eat away the tooth’s hard outer surface (enamel).
So what can you eat to prevent all this? Everything with calcium and vitamin D; this includes cheese, chicken, salmon, nuts, and milk, as well as firm vegetables and fruits like pears and apples. And of course, don’t forget about drinking water to maintain your saliva levels high.
Isn’t it obvious? Aside the bad breath, tooth discoloration and the risk of developing oral cancer, smoking affects the blood supply that feeds your gums, increasing the possibilities of dental diseases that can lead to tooth loss. Quitting a habit is a really hard task, but if you want a healthy smile, you should seriously think about it.
Take Care of Your Chronic Diseases
As mentioned above, diabetes, arthritis or hypertension require special care to keep your teeth on your mouth. In the case of diabetes, the high levels of blood sugar disrupts the delivery of nutrients and removal of waste products from the tissue in your gums.
In all cases, if you suffer from a chronic disease, what you can and should do - besides regular brushing and flossing- is visit the dentist at least four times a year for a deep cleaning. This dental procedure can keep your mouth clean and help you to keep control of the damage in your teeth.
Visit Your Dentist at Least Twice a Year
There’s no better way to keep a good dental health that visiting the specialist. The dentist doesn’t just help you to keep your mouth healthy, but your body in general. Bad dental health can lead to other health issues that nobody wants, so as general health issues can lead to teeth loss. That’s why paying a visit to your dentist and informing him or her of every health development and alteration is so important. Prevention is the key to keep your shiny smile in its right place.
Regular visits to the dentist don’t only help you to prevent tooth loss, but avoid other problems as bad breath, stained teeth or even gum bleeding. Keeping your mouth full of teeth is possible, you just need to have the necessary care and precautions. A healthy set of teeth helps you to show confidence and positivism. So follow our recommendations and don’t doubt about send us a message or give us a call to have more information about the care of your smile.
Sani Dental Group invites you to take care of your teeth and visit one of our clinics. We’ll help you to keep track of the condition of your teeth and provide you the treatments and tips you need. Professional cleanings and exams are crucial to prevent tooth loss. And don’t forget that our prices are affordable, regular visits to the dentist also prevent the need of expensive treatments caused by a poor dental care.
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