This four-part article series discusses 8 important tips for good oral health over and above the standard brushing, flossing and rinsing regime.
Welcome to the second installment of this four-part article series on the efforts we can make - over and above brushing and flossing - to keep our oral health in beautiful lifelong condition. In our introductory article, we spoke to a dental implants specialist in Stamford CT who explained the first two important tips to us:
1. Regularly scheduled appointments with a dental healthcare professional: once per year for most Stamford residents and twice per year for those who have been previously diagnosed with dental problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease.
2. Cutting down on or cutting out soda. The high sugar and acid content of these beverages put Stamford residents at a much greater risk of cavities, tooth decay and acid erosion.
In this article, the second installment of the series, we shall be looking at the next two bits of advice dental healthcare professionals have for us. By following this advice, you can save yourself the trauma of gum disease and tooth loss and the associated new teeth implant costs in NJ.
3. Get Dental Care Appropriate for Your Age
Just because your tot doesn't have all of his or her teeth yet, doesn't mean that you don’t need to book an appointment with the dentist. “Young children should see the dentist by the age of 1 and once per year moving forward,” explains a dental implant specialist in Stamford CT. “This not only ensures that the health of their developing teeth is kept in check, but it also gets young children used to going for frequent dental check-ups... a habit they should keep for life!”
As a parent, it is also advised that you supervise your children when brushing and flossing their teeth. Only once they are coordinated enough to tie their own shoelaces should you leave them alone to scrub their own teeth. Make sure you check in every once in awhile! Children can be lazy about taking proper care of their teeth.
What about the other end of the age spectrum?
“Elderly people need to take special care of their teeth and gums or else they’ll find themselves having to cover teeth implant costs,” says a NJ dental implant specialist. “As one gets older, one tends to produce less saliva and this renders the mouth more vulnerable to infection. Other diseases that share a relationship with oral health can also crop up in one’s latter years, which makes tooth loss more likely. Be thorough in your approach to caring for your teeth and see your dentist regularly to keep you out of dentures!”
4. Hold the Sugar!
Sugar fuels oral bacteria, making it a prime cause for tooth decay and cavities. To make matters worse, bacteria produce acidic wastes, so the higher your diet is in sugar, the more acidic an environment your mouth will be. “The combination of sugar and acid is lethal for the health of your teeth and gums,” says a dental implants specialist in Stamford CT. “Cut down on sugar by drinking water instead of sweet beverages. Halve the amount of sugar you take in your tea and coffee, avoid sugary indulgences and brush and floss your teeth after every meal!”
Stay Tuned for Part 3...
To read more advice from dental implants specialists in Stamford CT about the various things we can do to really keep our teeth and gums in pristine condition, stay tuned for the third installment of this four-part article series.