Dental Health

Dental Health: From prevention to the extraction

Both are in our hand, as an adequate prevention – oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist – is the best way to avoid that the only solution is the extraction of a tooth.

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We don’t always pay proper attention to our oral health, specifically our teeth, and only when it appears the pain we went to the dentist. But remember, as noted by dental specialists, when it appears toothache or tooth damage can be severe and, in some cases affecting the nerve.

We tend, despite preventive advice, to relax the oral health care. But if we suspend in prevention, the consequences can be serious for our mouth, like the need to resort to a tooth extraction.

One of the recommendations for preventing oral problems is to go on a regular basis, to the dentist. However, this is precisely the first thing we usually stop doing when healthy habits neglect our dental health, visit the dentist to check the status of our mouth and in case of any problem or disturbance, undertake appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

But the reality, in many cases, is that the visits to the dentist are performed when appears one of the characteristic symptoms of dental problems, the pain. A symptom often reveals a serious health problem, and even the affectation of the nerve. A toothache can result in the need to extract and therefore lose the tooth.

The extraction, but is usually the last option before losing the tooth, may be the best solution in cases, for example, in which the decay has profoundly affected the tooth, as a result of an infection has lost some tooth or surrounding bone (periodontal disease, in which case takes place mainly to prevent the infection from spreading and can damage tissues). A removal is also resorted to when there is no room in the mouth for all the teeth (especially in the case of wisdom teeth) or when pieces has not ejected or have not done in a correct position.

Extractions that, if there is a possibility will be replenished by fixed parts, but that in some cases (when you lose too many dental pieces) can mean the need for use in the not too distant future dentures.

Dental Health: Harmful habits

The health of our mouth is a reason to leave the habit of snuff. And this is precisely one of the main risk factors of our oral health. The snuff, according to specialists, especially affects the gums, so the best prevention goes, in this case, by quitting smoking.

Prevention is an essential tool to prevent the occurrence of dental problems, with cavities and gum diseases the most common. Prevention which, in turn, entails three basic premises. In addition to regular visits to the dentist (at least once or twice a year), to ensure oral health essential proper brushing and the use of fluoride, which helps strengthen enamel, reduces bacterial plaque formation and helps to prevent tooth demineralization.