You may brush and floss daily, but are you doing these activities correctly? If you adjust your brushing and flossing appropriately, you will be able to improve your yearly or bi-yearly dental checkups. Here are three common mistakes you could be making.
1. Brushing Immediately After Eating
It's true that if you leave your enamel alone for a lengthy amount of time, it's easier for bacteria to thrive. That's why it is so important to brush before you head to bed—you won't be brushing for many hours until you wake up.
There are many causes of tooth loss. You may have been suffered an injury to the mouth, which caused one or more teeth to be knocked out. Or, you may have lost teeth due to decay or gum disease. Fortunately, you do not have to live with an incomplete smile. Dental implants are becoming a popular method of restoring a person's smile because of their durability and natural appeal. In addition, implant dentistry is 96 to 97 percent successful, meaning there is a very small risk of them failing.
During sinus season, you might experience tooth pain. You may also wonder if the cause of your tooth pain is an issue with your oral hygiene. But your sinuses may actually be the cause of your tooth pain.
Finding Out the Root Cause
If you are experiencing tooth pain that is the result of sinuses, you will likely feel the pain near the sinus area. If you are not sure about whether you should see your doctor or a dentist, start with dental care services.
Nobody likes surgery. Nobody likes the idea of being sedated to have something done to their bodies. The thought is quite uncomfortable for most people. Yet, there are just some surgeries in adulthood that are both inevitable and common. Oral surgeries, in particular, occur in adulthood, and more than one of the following surgeries are in your future, starting at age eighteen.
1. Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are extracted for all manner of reasons.
A dental crown is used to protect damaged teeth and restore your natural smile. Dental crowns are extraordinarily strong, but they still require cleaning. While the crown itself is impervious to tooth decay, there's a small gap between the crown and your gums where bacteria can collect and cause tooth decay. Allowing bacteria to build up in this area can lead to gum disease—it can also lead to tooth decay that spreads underneath the crown.