Yes, with regularcheck-up and preventive dental care with excellent oral hygiene your teeth could last for lifetime. Visit your dentist at least twice a year and floss every day. That will low reduce the risk of gum disease, the number one reason for tooth loss.
General dental treatment involves basic check-up of the teeth like cleaning and providing preventive measures. Regular visits ensure healthy dental future and if we find any dental issue, proper treatment is advised to the patients.
Tooth decay means destruction of tooth structure. Dental plaque is the sticky substance covering the tooth surface which combines with the sugars and starches present in the mouth and produces acids causing dental decay.
Maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with soft bristle toothbrush. A toothbrush needs to be replaced after every 3 months. Floss daily to remove the harmful plaque present in between teeth, where toothbrush cannot reach, followed by regular dental check-up.
Tooth sensitivity occur when the enamel that protects our teeth gets damaged or thinner, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin. Thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root.
Bad breath can be caused due to lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, eating onion and garlic, dental decay or infections like abscess, and dry mouth. Other causes include liver disorders, renal disorders, diabetes, peptic ulcers etc. The cause should be identified and treated accordingly.
Regularly cleanyour child’s teeth as soon as they erupt. Even infant’s teeth should not be neglected and can be cleaned with damp cloth to prevent bacteria build-up. When the teeth appear you can also brush their teeth twice a day using a soft toothbrush. Their first visit should be scheduled around 6 to 12 months after birth.
With the advancement of dental technology, orthodontic treatment using braces can be used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. Now, there are ceramic braces, invisible aligners and lot more modernbrackets and braces which can be routinely used. They can be attached to the inner part of the teeth, thus an invisible type of orthodontic treatment is also possible.
There are plenty of treatment options such as crowns, bridges, removable dentures and dental implants for missing teeth, depending on the present conditionof the mouth. Dental implants are the ideal replacements for natural teeth and should be the first choice of treatment.