Appearance and Health
Good looking teeth naturally boost peoples’ confidence. Strong and bright teeth are an attractive asset that makes you look better in general. You can speak properly, smile confidently, and eat healthily if you have properly maintained teeth. Healthy teeth do not only improve your appearance. It has been scientifically proven in several different studies that sound teeth have significant consequence on peoples’ overall sense of well being, physical health, and dietary habits.
However, you just can not have healthy teeth without taking care of them. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your social status happens to be. You might face hundreds of teeth problems at any age of your life if you do not take proper care.You may lose teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease, or due to accidental injury. Any gap in your teeth will not only decrease your physical appearance, but also will cause problems concerning talking or eating. Besides, if you have problem with your teeth, you may feel severe pain not only in your mouth, but also in your neck and even your hand as the pain from your tooth is carried along your nervous system.
Therefore, it is more important than anything else to take proper care of your teeth not only when you are facing a problem already, but on an everyday basis. Besides normal home maintenance, we also highly recommend regular visits to the dentist.
Whenever we eat or drink something, bacteria come into action, forming a transparent, thin layer on our teeth. That layer is known as plaque. Bacteria feast on any sugar left on our teeth. Bacteria produce acid from this sugar. This acid destroys the enamel of our teeth, making holes in our teeth. These holes are known as cavities. Because of cavities, the roots of your teeth get exposed. When this happens, any cold or hot food will give you instant pain. Most of the time, people do not know about their cavity until their teeth are significantly damaged.
This is why you must take care of your teeth to prevent this damage in the first place and visit a dentist on a regular basis for check-ups. If you get treatment at an earlier stage, the cavity will not harm your teeth as much and you’ll be able to receive treatment is not a painful.
Gingivitis is also caused by plaque. Gingivitis makes one’s gums sore, swollen, and red. Gums keep your teeth in place by holding them tight in your mouth. Therefore, if proper care is not taken, your teeth might become loose due to gingivitis. This disease may cause severe pain and will not let you smile or eat without discomfort.
Dentists can treat patients with other dental problems, such as misaligned jaws or crooked teeth with different orthodontic procedures to correct their dental problems.When you visit a dentist, he or she can check for different things in your mouth, such as loose or broken teeth, gums, tissues, spots on your tongue, and damaged fillings. However, maintaining good tooth health is not only about visiting dental professionals. You must brush and floss your teeth properly, eat healthy foods that are not harmful to your teeth, drink plenty of water, and quit smoking if you are in the habit. Though modern dental technology can cure your teeth by giving you solutions to many of your dental diseases, do not forget the saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’.