The importance of looking after your teeth

 The importance of looking after your teeth

 A healthy smile can make all the difference.

Not only can it improve your confidence and enhance your social life, but it can also be a great asset to strong, healthy oral health.

Oral health and hygiene are important. By not looking after your teeth, you can impact the structure of your mouth, bring on infections and disease and deteriorate your health.

The major concerns of poor oral hygiene can result in tooth loss, gum disease and severe dental decay. Learn more about the effects below.

 Gum Disease

Research linked to oral health, such as the more severe periodontal disease can affect and cause many conditions, including diabetes. Professional doctors have associated gum disease with over 120 conditions.

Gingivitis is the initial stages of gum disease, signs and symptoms of this include red, inflamed and sore gums and bad breath. As your gum disease progresses it can cause pockets in between teeth causing them to come loose and eventually fall out.

Periodontitis happens once gum disease has progressed to a stage that can be difficult to reverse the effects of the diagnosis. This is because the infection begins to eat away at the bone in your jaw, making restorative dentistry more difficult and expensive.

That’s why it’s really important to treat gum disease or replace missing teeth lost to gum disease as soon as possible.

 Missing Teeth

 The importance of looking after your teeth

Following on from above, once you have lost teeth either from trauma, decay or infection it’s important to have it treated straight away. This will prevent further complications from arising and

will work out more affordable to correct in future.

Dorset Dental Implant Clinic is one of the most recommended dentists in the UK. The practice offers a perfect solution for missing teeth as a leading supplier of dental implants in Dorset.

The practice is so well recognised that they even accept patients from Southampton, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Dental implants have emerged to be one of the best and most recommended cosmetic and restorative solutions for missing teeth.

Fast, comfortable and effective they have become a popular alternative to traditional dentures.

 Little tips to improve your oral health:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Use toothpaste that includes fluoride
  • Make sure your brush thoroughly – electric toothbrushes are preferable
  • Limit sugary foods in your diet
  • Make sure your visit your dentist or hygienist regularly for checkups

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