Your teeth is one of the most used parts of your body, which is why it’s important to always keep them clean. BT.com writer Nel Staveley says that tooth cleaning is so important that even the wrong way of brushing your teeth can cause problems, like tooth decay. This makes regular visits to the dentist to get a thorough teeth cleaning an important part of good oral care.
You may think you’re teeth ‘look ok’ when you grin in the mirror, but to tell what’s really going on you need to see your dentist, who can offer X-rays for what’s going on below the gum line and inside teeth.
So don’t wait until you’re in severe pain to make an appointment; having regular check-ups, at least once or twice a year, means problems will be picked up sooner rather than later.
While Newmarket dental offices, like that of Dr. Zofia Wojt, offer a variety of solutions for their patients’ more complicated dental needs, their most basic dental services, including standard teeth cleaning, remain vital to oral health.
Regular professional cleaning is perhaps the best way to protect yourself from periodontal diseases, which don’t just ruin your teeth, but also damage your gums and jaw. Additionally, the dental exam that is performed on each cleaning session is crucial to detecting oral cancer at its early stages.
This doesn’t mean, of course, that you should leave the fate of your teeth entirely in your dentist’s hands. Observing the proper diet can also help prevent tooth decays. Certain food and beverages, like fruit juices, energy drinks, and the usual sugar-rich and starchy fare can lead to early teeth deterioration.
On the other hand, highly pigmented food items like soy sauce contain large amounts of sodium which can damage and stain teeth enamels. Black coffee also has the same effect, mainly because its pigments stick on teeth longer than most other beverages. However, the discoloration caused by black coffee can be counteracted by adding milk to it; which by itself contains lots of calcium and Vitamin D to protect your teeth.
You should also be careful when you brush or floss teeth, as overly vigorous brushing can damage the enamel. The right practices, as well as constant care from a Newmarket dental practice will help ensure your teeth and gums are well-protected and can last a lifetime.
(Source: 7 tips for healthy teeth, BT July 10, 2014)