Millions of us are putting our teeth health at risk by not taking proper care of our oral hygiene. From toddlers to the elderly, teeth problems such as cavities, bleeding gums, plaque, tooth decay, and more can occur at any age. Preventive methods should be practised from a young age to prevent natural teeth from decaying and ultimately having to undergo a dental implant procedure or risk having any surgical procedure done.
In some cases, such as old age, traumatic accidents, periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, and more, dental surgery is unavoidable. For the majority of us who are fortunate enough to have naturally healthy teeth, oral maintenance must be kept to ensure that they stay healthy! As long as you keep your dental hygiene in check, a dental implant procedure can be easily avoidable. Save yourself from the tooth extraction, bone grafting, and painful dental implant process!
Besides leading to discomfort during mealtimes, poor oral hygiene can also potentially cause adverse health effects. From raising blood sugar levels to Alzheimer’s, oral health has been researched and shown to correlate with various health conditions. Bacterial infection found in the teeth can spread at a dangerously fast rate to surrounding teeth, oral cavity, and even to the entire body. Bacteria can flow and enter our organs through the bloodstream, increasing the risk of inflammations and inevitably causing chronic diseases.
That is why your dentist sessions generally always end with a demonstration on how to properly brush and floss your teeth! Maintaining oral health is crucial as a means to prevent bacterial infection, combat diseases, and to avoid any dental implant procedures in the long run.
A simple yet highly effective way to maintain dental health is to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist. Ideally, twice a year, a dental check-up can detect any potential damage to your teeth at the early stages and help to nip them in the bud. Even if your teeth are in good condition, a quick visit to the dentist will leave you with cleaner, healthier teeth!
It's no news that we should avoid consuming sugary foods when it comes to dental health, but what can we take to strengthen and improve teeth health?
Supplements. Minerals and vitamins are both essential for teeth as well as gum health. Consuming supplements that contain calcium, phosphorus, or Vitamin A/C/D can help maintain stronger teeth, a healthy jawbone, prevent tooth decay and potentially help you to avoid various diseases and having to undergo a dental implant procedure.
Remember, brushing once a day is not enough to keep your oral hygiene in check. Brush twice a day, floss regularly, and avoid sugary foods whenever you can! If oral hygiene is neglected and surgical intervention is needed, dental implant procedures are the preferred way to replace teeth. Book an appointment at your nearest Sim & Hooi Dental clinic now for a dental checkup or if you are considering implant dentistry.