Your teeth are extremely important to your health and your appearance. If you don't do everything you can to keep them healthy and strong, then you may find yourself dealing with dental issues such as cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, chipped teeth, broken teeth or even missing teeth. This article will give you some tips on things you can do to help your teeth remain healthy and intact.
Don't skip on your oral care routine
When you are getting ready for your walk down the aisle at your wedding, the last thing you want is for your less than perfect smile to put a damper on your big day. You want the joy on your face and in your smile to reflect the happiness of the day, not the flaws in your teeth. And you do not want to try to hold back your smile on the big day either.
Did you know that 50 percent of all American adults over the age of 30 has some level of periodontal (gum) disease? Recent research shows that men tend to be more prone to periodontal disease than women. The prevalence of gum disease amongst adults who are at least 65 years of age or older increases to over 70 percent. There are treatments for gum disease, both surgical and non-surgical. However, with gum disease being such a huge problem in today's society, it is important to do what you can to maintain proper oral health.
If you are someone who thinks you take care of your teeth perfectly, but you still experience dental problems, then you may want to look into your dental habits more thoroughly to make sure they are actually helping your teeth instead of harming them. Take a look at the following common oral-hygiene mistakes and adjust your routine if one or more are habits you have.
1. Flossing More Than Once a Day
Dental sealants one of the most effective—and least invasive—ways of combating tooth decay. Yet people sometimes shy away from sealants because they may feel the cost doesn't justify the usefulness of the procedure. However, this article will demystify dental sealants and explain how they protect your dental health by answering five common questions.
How do dental sealants work?
Dental sealants are, in effect, like impermeable shields for your teeth. They present a protective barrier against decay-causing plaque and tartar.