Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Your teeth are the hardest part of your body. But they are also very vulnerable and susceptible to damage and diseases. Unfortunately, there are several things that people do on a daily basis that actually cause damage. This damage leads to weaker enamel, which can lead to gum disease. Below are the top three things you need to stop doing now in order to protect your mouth and make your teeth stronger to battle damage and disease.
Chewing ice is tempting, especially during the hot summer months. Ice, however, is one of the worst things you can munch away on. Every time you chew ice, you are putting microscopic chips in your teeth. Over time, these chips get bigger and will start damage the tooth enamel. Once your enamel is weakened, you are making your teeth more prone to decay and cavities because it is no longer strong enough to fight off bacteria. Ice can also cause damage to existing fillings and crowns and will make your jaw sore.
Many people who are health food buffs opt to drink fruit smoothies over other snacks or meals. Most fruit smoothies contain various fruits, which mean they contain a ton of sugar. When you drink smoothies, the bacteria in your mouth breaks down the sugar and turns it into enamel eating acid. The acid eats away at the enamel and causes cavities.
If you have to have your daily smoothie, drink it through a straw to minimize the amount of contact the sugar has to your teeth. Since smoothies can soften the enamel of your teeth, wait for about thirty to forty-five minutes before brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth directly following your daily smoothie will only cause more damage to your teeth.
You wouldn't think that something as simple as swimming could damage your teeth, but it actually can. The chemicals that are put into pools can be very corrosive to your teeth. But it can be difficult to test the waters before you go swimming if you don't own the pool. If you do own the pool, check the pH levels first to ensure they are not too high or too low. If you don't own the pool, be sure you wear a mouth guard that is water-tight. This can limit the chemical exposure to your teeth.
Don't let the hard exterior of your teeth fool you. Inside, they are just as susceptible to damage and disease as any other part of your body. In order to protect your teeth from a break down, take the necessary precautions listed above. Your teeth will thank you for it.
For more information and options for preventing damage to your teeth, talk with a professional dentist, such as Edens Greg DMD.Share
20 July 2016