Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dental Care: Importance of Taking Care of Your Teeth


Dental care is important for your oral hygiene. It is important to promote good oral hygiene to prevent gum diseases and tooth decay.

Who Should Get Dental Care

It is important for everyone to practice good oral hygiene but it is also important for everyone to get dental care to prevent gum diseases and tooth decay. Small children are at great risk for having tooth decay. It is important for them to receive dental care to properly teach them good oral hygiene and to identify any possible problems related to their baby teeth or adult teeth coming in. The sooner a problem is identify the less drastic measures maybe use to treat any potential problems. Adults should also get dental care to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases. It is important to have regular teeth cleaning and x-rays to identify problem with oral health. This can also be an indicator to more dangerous illnesses.

Why is Dental Care Important

  • Prevents Tooth Decay – Prevents damage to the tooth and loss of teeth.
  • Prevents Gum Disease – Gum disease can damage tissue and bone that supports the teeth.
  • Easier Continuing Care – Makes dental appointments easier and less time consuming.
  • Saves Money – By preventing the need for filling and other dental treatments you will save money.
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Makes teeth stronger and able to last a lifetime
  • Improves health in general

Home Dental Treatments

Good dental care begins at home. By brushing your teeth and flossing at least twice a day can help prevent tooth decay and gum diseases. You should also consider using mouth wash along with brush and flossing. To take care of stains on the teeth discuss teething whiting systems with your dentist.

Fluoride is an important tool in promoting healthy, strong teeth. Children should drink water that contains fluoride. Fluoride can help children form health teeth. It can be toxic in large doses so products containing fluoride such as mouthwash and tooth paste should be kept out of children’s reach.

Dental care should begin when children are infants or at least by the time the have their first tooth come in. The earlier dental care begins the better their dental care outlook will be. Children must learn how to take care of their teeth at an early age.

When is Professional Dental Care Required

A Dentist should be seen for regular cleanings and if there is any tooth pain. A Dentist should also be consulted for foul smelling breath and bleeding gums. This could be a sign of gum disease.

Medical Dental Treatments

There are many medical treatments for dental care. These treatments include:

  • Tooth Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Fillings
  • Braces
  • Gum Disease Treatments
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Oral Surgery
  • Cleanings
  • Tooth Whitening

Some of these treatments are considered cosmetic while others are required for dental health and prevention of other diseases.

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