Why are my teeth so important?
Teeth can vary in different shapes and sizes depending on where they are in your mouth. This allows the teeth to do different jobs. Teeth can help us to chew and digest food, they can help us to talk and pronounce words more clearly and they can help to give your face a shape. A healthy smile is also perceived as a great asset; therefore, it would make sense to take diligent care of your teeth.
What can go wrong?
Tooth decay can be painful, it can lead to fillings and crowns. If tooth decay is left untreated the nerve on the tooth can become infected and die, which can cause an abscess. This may also lead to root canal treatment or even removal of the tooth. It is very important to maintain good hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease is common but if left untreated, it can lead to bone loss around the teeth and a loss of teeth in some cases. Gum disease can be prevented, if kept under control with frequent check-ups and regular cleaning sessions. If teeth are lost, it may be required to get dentures or implants.
How do I keep my teeth and gums healthy?
A simplistic way to get your mouth clean and healthy, which can help you to prevent most dental problems:
Most people brush regularly, however many don’t clean between their teeth and some people don’t have regular dental check-ups. A few slight changes in your daily routine can make a significant difference in the long term.
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