Tooth Loss Prevention

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Now, I know what you’re thinking: it’s easy, right? All you have to do is perform a daily routine of brushing and flossing accompanied by the regular six month visit to your dentist. While this is true, there are many other factors when it comes to be subjected to tooth loss. And yes, age is a part of that conversation, but as we get older and our bones start weakening, we must flip the subject to “how can we make our teeth stronger?” Let’s go over the variables about what you can do to help fight against Tooth Loss and to keep that dentist record going strong.

Let’s get the first, and most obvious, out of the way: your diet. One thing you can’t control while brushing your teeth are those food particles that are simply unreachable. What you can control: what you eat. Imagine the damaging effects from massive amounts of sugar or fast food intake compared to eating way more healthier foods. The difference isn’t shocking; especially since sugar is as addicting as any drug in the world.

The next no-go when it comes to oral health: tobacco products. We’ve already discussed the effects of cigarettes, but don’t let other tobacco products - chewing, smoking, or otherwise - off the hook. These products can hasten the effects of gum disease. Let’s say it once more for the people in the back, these products can hasten the effects of gum disease! Do not be the one to fall into the “it’s going to happen anyway crowd”; tooth loss can be costly both health wise and financially. If you’re stressed and have that temptation, start finding a healthier way to release that stress.

Speaking of stress, teeth grinding is another thing to be aware of. Bruxism (the official term) is done often unconsciously and when we’re at our most vulnerable. It’s imperative to understand why scraping your teeth together is bad. Bruxism can lead to bone tissue loss and already start loosening certain teeth. If you believe you are experiencing this, or find yourself weighted with stress, let us know. Here at Smile New Braunfels, we can create a custom mouth guard to prevent Bruxism - even while you’re sleeping.*

Of course, one of the easiest ways to prevent tooth loss is by making sure you’re flossing regularly AND correctly. There’s no reason to give up on your daily routine. Let’s keep your smile intact for years to come. Smile New Braunfels maintains a firm belief in safe and professional cosmetic dental procedures. Take this time to check out our services and schedule your next appointment by giving us a call at 830-629-8011.

*Information referenced from: https://hooddentalcare.com/2017/07/prevention-of-tooth-loss-is-easier-than-you-think/