It’s Time to Take Care of Your Teeth: Avoid Tooth Loss With These 3 Tips

From an early age, we are constantly battling our parents and dentists about dental care. If only we listened…

By the time a person reaches 17 years old, roughly 78% of people have at least one cavity, and the dental issues certainly don’t stop there. If someone doesn’t properly care for their teeth and neglects to regularly go to the dentist, they might have some serious issues on their hands and in their mouth.

In order to preserve your dental hygiene and avoid removing teeth from your mouth, there are plenty of things you can do. Although removing teeth procedures happen all the time in the dental field, you should still do everything you can to protect each and every tooth you have.

Here are some important things to keep in mind so you can keep all your teeth for many long years to come:

    • Don’t smoke cigarettes — Smoking increases your risk of developing gum disease, which is one of the most common forms of tooth loss. Because smoking affects the blood supply to your gums, it makes the symptoms of periodontal disease much more severe.
  • Brush and floss as much as possible — Don’t brush once or twice a day and floss only an hour before you visit your dentist so you don’t have to lie about not flossing. You should brush and floss in the morning and at night and, most importantly, after every meal you eat throughout the day. Letting food sit in your mouth all day can speed up the damaging processes of time and result in you needing to have your tooth extracted.
  • Stick to a healthier diet — Eating right can make all the difference in the world for your teeth. If you aren’t getting certain nutrients from your diet, your teeth will suffer. Low calcium, for example, is linked to an increased risk of tooth loss.

If you do need to go through with tooth extraction and want to learn more about the removing teeth process or find affordable dentures, contact Aegis Dental or Angola Dental today, and good luck!

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