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How to Keep Your Original Teeth Your Entire Life


Posted on 12/5/2022 by Evan
How to Keep Your Original Teeth Your Entire LifeFew people want to lose any of their teeth. Unfortunately, though, many people do lose at least one tooth over time, whether it is to decay or from an accident. While implants make it easier to replace these lost teeth, it is much better to do what you can to keep your natural teeth for your entire life. Here are a few things you can do that will help ensure you do not need replacement teeth.

Learn Good Brushing Habits While You Are Young


You obviously cannot go back in time and change your brushing habits, but it helps to begin brushing and flossing as soon as you realize how important these habits are. While you cannot easily reverse the damage, you can prevent new damage from occurring. It is never too late to start taking good care of your teeth.

Come See Us Every Six Months


Likewise, it is never too late to come in for an exam and cleaning, even if it is your first one. Seeing us every six months is vital to protecting your teeth. These visits allow us to carefully examine your mouth for signs of decay, damage, oral cancer, and other concerns. We will also do a professional cleaning to remove any plaque that could lead to cavities.

Watch What You Eat


Eating a lot of foods high in sugar will give you more cavities. That is because the bacteria in your mouth that eat sugar convert it into acid. This acid will eat away at the enamel of your teeth, creating cavities. If you allow these cavities to grow, they will eventually expose the pulp of the tooth. The tooth can end up so damaged that there is no way to save it. Too much sugar can also lead to gingivitis, which results in the gums no longer supporting your teeth as they should. Some of your teeth can then become loose and eventually fall out.
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