Accidents can happen no matter how careful we are but when it comes to our dental health the damage is more likely to be caused by neglect or lifestyle. Our diet and daily habits can often predict how long our natural teeth will stay strong enough to carry us through.
If you expect your teeth to last for a lifetime you have to take good care of them. Regular professional care is the best way to prevent tooth decay, gum disease or any serious issue that would require extensive dental work. Home care is also important. Dentists advise brushing at least twice a day, preferably after meals and in between snacks.
On the subject of foods, there are certain ones to stay away from if you’re seriously concerned with the well-being of your teeth and gums. Biting down on a piece of hard candy or a frozen dessert bar for example, will put you at risk for chipping or cracking a tooth.
Bruxism is the habit of clenching and grinding. It is often associated with children but many adults experience it as well. If the problem isn’t addressed the constant pressure can take a toll on the teeth, but bruxism can be controlled.
If you notice a change in sensitivity, a twinge of pain when you bite down or if you just feel that something is off, get it checked out asap. Dental issues are much easier to deal with in the early stages.
The associates of Stonegate Dental Care pay attention to the particular needs of each and every patient that they see. Call for your appointment @ 720-851-7069.