If you were involved in a car accident in which you lost one or more teeth, it's important to explore your options when it comes to tooth replacement. Hopefully your physician sent you to a skilled dentist or dental surgeon for an evaluation following your initial post-accident care. Whether you've already met with a dentist or are awaiting your appointment, this guide will help you to better understand your options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth and the likely benefits of each option, so that you can confidently choose the one that's right for you.
- Are you planning on getting dental implant surgery? Whether you are just having one tooth replaced, a few, or an entire mouthful, you will probably be very glad you did it. Dental implants are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Many clinics are opening up that do nothing but dental implants. Some of them even advertise themselves as places to go to get an entire new smile in a day.
- Bulimia is struggle that an estimated 1-4% of the American population faces. This eating disorder has damaging and life threatening side effects to the body, but one area that may be overlooked by both recovery programs and bulimics alike is oral health. Because bulimia deals with a cycle of binging and purging, the tooth decay can happen very quickly. It's important that those who struggle with bulimia do additional reading and learn what habits are detrimental to tooth health, and what can be done to repair teeth during recovery from this eating disorder.
- Everything you eat comes into contact with your teeth and gums. Therefore, the foods that you eat impact your dental health not just because of their nutrient contents, but also based on their physical qualities, such as texture and sugar content. Oral bacteria feed on sugar, leading to tooth decay, so eating sticky and sugary foods tends to increase your risk of developing cavities. On the other hand, certain foods are not only nutritionally sound, but also good at scrubbing away oral bacteria from the surface of your teeth.
- Do you wake up in the morning when your jaw locks together or with soreness in your jaw? If so, it's probably because of the habits you have while you sleep. Grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw are two common habits many people have, but these can be damaging and painful habits to have. If you would like to find out what you can do about this, you can make an appointment with a dentist.