Your teeth are very important to your overall health. When we have a full set of teeth, we feel better about ourselves, we look better and we are able to function normally. As young children we are introduced to oral care by our parents and guardians. They tell us that if we don’t take care of our teeth, we will lose them.
If you are someone who hasn’t taken care of their teeth or just have been negligent with their overall oral care, then you may be on the short track to dental extraction in Stockbridge. What this means is that if your teeth become too bad, they will need to be pulled from your mouth.
The basic way to care for your teeth is to brush them. When we brush our teeth, we are removing plaque, germs, bacteria and other compounds from our teeth and mouth. When you brush your teeth, you will also want to use mouthwash to help rinse away any extra bacteria that may be present.
Get regular checkups
Thinking that we are doing positive dental care and actually doing it can be two different things. This is why it is important that we get a regular checkup from our dentist. During this checkup the dentist can take an x-ray of your mouth to see if you have any issues with your mouth, any potential problems that can be dealt with before they become serious and much more.
Watch what you eat
Finally, you will want to watch what you eat. When we eat foods high in sugar, artificial flavors and colors we are taking in substances that can cause damage to our teeth. When we consume these foods, it is important that we drink lots of water and tend to our teeth and mouth shortly after. When we do this, we are removing any potential contaminants that could cause tooth loss, tooth decay and the need for any oral surgery.