Prevention is the key to your dental health
Daily brushing and regular checkups keep your teeth pearly white and healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, and more.
Below are some examples of real cases of dental problems due to lack of hygiene or simply ignoring the symptoms.
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Severe Calculus (Tartar) Buildup
Tartar is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar — sometimes called calculus — which is calcified (or hardened) plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth, as well as below the gum line.
Severe Gum Loss
Gingival recession, or gum recession, is what happens when gum tissue is recessed and lowers its position on the tooth, exposing the roots of the teeth. This can be caused by any number of life habits, and your course of treatment is often dependent on the cause of the problem.
Lack of Brushing While In Braces
Although braces may be keeping your teeth occupied, it is important to continue brushing your teeth as you normally would. If not, plaque will accumulate around the little brackets that are glued to the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it (the bacteria making up the plaque) will give off lactic acid that will demineralize the enamel around the bracket and form cavities
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Until now, dental professionals have had only two choices in the treatment of caries: use fluoride and other treatments to remineralize enamel in the very early stages – or “wait and see” until it’s time to “drill and fill.”
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Not Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can set off a chain reaction of movement which could eventually affect jaw function. Tooth movement can negatively affect your bite — a condition called malocclusion. In effect, you may experience problems with: eating, speech, and even changes to your facial structure.