For a lot of people their appearance is important, but they fail to notice the direct relationship between taking proper care of their teeth and feeling good about themselves overall. Having a set of teeth that can chew food is all well and good, but if you hate the way your teeth look aesthetically then there is a high chance that you will not be free from insecurities when it comes to your appearance. There are all sorts of things that can help with taking care of your teeth properly, such as making sure that you visit your dentist in Stevenage frequently, staying on top of your brushing routine and seeking treatment as soon as possible whenever you need it to prevent any further damage from taking place. In some cases people believe that there is nothing that they can do about their teeth, for example if they are overlapping or crooked, whilst in other circumstances people avoid treatment throughout their life and end up with gum disease and tooth loss, which could have been prevented had they sought treatment sooner.
A regular routine can keep gum disease at bay
Taking proper care of your teeth is extremely important, and it is surprising how many people are unsure of what they should be doing to make certain that their teeth stay strong and healthy for as long as possible. Brushing your teeth twice a day is crucial. It is recommended that you brush your teeth first thing in the morning when you wake up and last thing at night before you go to bed, to ensure that plaque does not have a chance to build up or harden. Using mouthwash and flossing between your teeth are also suggested habits to get into, as both help to clean areas in your mouth that your brush cannot reach. A routine check-up at a dental practice should be arranged for at least twice a year, but in some cases people may need to visit their practice on a more frequent basis.
Keep smiling, even if your teeth have fallen out
It can seem like the end of the road when your teeth start falling out. You start losing your ability to chew, smiling in public becomes a huge ‘no’ and the way that you feel about your appearance overall can definitely take a downward spiral too. However, dental implant treatment is giving people back their ability to have a full smile, regardless of how many teeth they may be missing. This treatment permanently fixes your new false teeth into your jawbone, preventing it from disintegrating over time and helps you to avoid adopting a ‘sunken’ appearance, which is what happens when you lose your teeth and your jawbone is no longer stimulated. Small titanium screws are inserted into your jawbone and once your mouth has healed around them you will have your new teeth securely fixed onto the metal posts that are left protruding from within your gums. How many screws you will need to complete your treatment will depend on how many teeth you are having replaced, but you will not necessarily require one screw per tooth. This treatment can help you to maintain a youthful appearance and is extremely durable, lasting up to more than ten years in some cases.