A Healthy Smile Is Important for a Great Overall Appearance
Ask any dentist, and he or she will tell you that teeth are amazing things. You have these 32-36 separate, living bones grouped together in your mouth, all doing the same job but all affected differently by oral health tasks, food, maintenance, and more. If one tooth dies, it could cause an infection with the others, but the other teeth keep doing their job until they are affected. Then there is the amazing fact that every tooth is comprised of four important layers, and each layer has a very specific and important job to do in order to maintain your dental and oral health.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires a personal daily habit of brushing and flossing and using an oral irrigation cleaner when necessary. Once you make a habit to complete oral cleaning during your morning and evening personal care routine, the process becomes easier. However, if you begin to neglect any part of your oral health practices, it can result in oral decay and loss of gum tissue. Here are some professional treatments your dentist can provide to repair and restore your oral health and get you back on track.
If you want whiter teeth, you have plenty of options. There are whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, at-home bleaching trays, and even whitening mouthwashes. In many cases, however, your best choice is to have your teeth whitened in your dentist's office. Here are four reasons why.
1. The results are more pronounced.
Most at-home whitening treatments will only whiten your teeth a couple of shades. Manufacturers are not allowed to make these products too strong since they may cause side effects.
Discovering you have gum disease is never the best news you can receive, yet this is a disease that affects a lot of people each year. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums, and it can leave you toothless if you ignore it and fail to get treatment for it. One of the most common forms of treatment for this is scaling and root planing; however, many dentists are now offering laser treatment for gum disease.
I have always loved fashion and beauty and have always taken great pride in my appearance. As a young adult, I never missed a hair coloring appointment or hesitated to run out to the mall to grab the latest trendy clothing item, but unfortunately, I didn't care for my teeth as well as I should. While I never used to be one to "shy away" from photos, I started fearing the camera after I saw how bad my teeth looked in one. That photo was a wake-up call, and I then dedicated myself to taking better care of my teeth at home, visiting the dentist regularly, and getting the dental work I needed. I learned a lot during this time, so I decided to start a blog to help others make smart dental decisions. Come back and check out my posts!
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