4 Bad Dental Health Practices You Should Avoid
Here are some of the most common mistakes that you should definitely avoid if you want to have a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth.
Dental health is extremely important, but unfortunately, many people do not give it special importance up until it is too late.
Going to the dentist only when you feel pain.
This is one of the biggest mistakes, since by dong so, you might discover too many oral health complications. It could be an abscessed tooth, but it could also be severe gum disease, which requires extensive & expensive treatment.
With proper prevention, and regular checkups you could have avoided everything! Regular checkups are important, because this is when professional plaque cleaning is done, which keeps you at zero risk for gum disease complications.
Having terrible headaches and not attributing them to dental problems.
In fact, many types of headaches or even migraines are associated with oral health complications such as TMJ disorder, wisdom tooth complications, impacted teeth and plenty other. When you cannot find a reasonable motif for your headaches, you should discuss the problem with your dentist. Your headaches might easily be caused by teeth or jaw problems.
Being happy that you got rid of your abscessed posterior tooth, and never thinking of replacing it.
It is very common that patients who have their back tooth extracted will never replace it with a crown or a dental implant. It is important to replace the tooth as soon as possible, because there will be a decrease in chewing efficiency, and you are exposed to the risk of losing alveolar jaw bone density over time.
Moreover, with too many posterior teeth extracted and not replaced, your cheeks may “fall in” which will change the entire anatomy of the face (premature aging).
Never whitening the teeth, because “bleaching is dangerous”.
Indeed, people who exaggerate with teeth whitening products, might be exposed to tooth sensitivity. This happens mainly because the teeth whitening products contain abrasive ingredients, which will weaken the enamel of the tooth, and thus more of the structure beneath the enamel becomes sensitive.
However, there are many types of tooth whitening procedures available, such as laser whitening which is less invasive. Once a year or once every two years it is indicated to whiten your teeth in order to maintain a beautiful smile.
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