You may hate it when people tell you to smile, but your smile says a lot about you. Smiles, for one thing, are contagious. You can completely change some else’s day, and your own, simply by smiling.
For people with some dental issues, it can be harder to smile. Plus, as unfair as it may seem, missing and broken teeth may keep you from getting certain jobs, or getting very far in the job you’ve already got. That is why it is important to love your teeth, and to take care of them.
Fixing Gaps and Crooked Teeth
While some people are lucky enough to have perfectly straight teeth, naturally, not everyone has that luck. Crooked teeth, especially if they are crowded and overlapping, can cause all sorts of pains and problem. And, they leave just one more place for food and bacteria to hide and cause tooth decay.
Whether you suffer from overlaps, overcrowding, or you have gaps in your teeth, braces can help. These days you don’t even have to worry about being called metal mouth because of all of the options, including clear braces.
Fixing Breaks and Missing Teeth
Whether you have lost, or broken a tooth due to an accident or tooth decay, there is help. You don’t have to walk around looking silly with missing or broken teeth. There are also many options for dealing with these issues.
Your dentist can cap your teeth, or they can even help you consider replacements. That can be anywhere from having dentures to getting veneers, or other dental implants. It just depends on how much money you want to spend, and what kind of upkeep you want to deal with.
Dealing With Gum Disease
Gum disease can cause pain, and it can cause tooth loss. If you decide to deal with your gum disease in a drastic way, it may surprise you to know that with no real teeth you have no risk of gum disease, which makes implants an answer.
However, with proper dental care and visits to the dentist, you can simply avoid gum disease and the pain that comes with it. Get your teeth cleaned regularly by your dentist, and if you notice things like receding gumlines, get it checked out quickly.
Making Them Whiter
You can buy teeth whitening products at any store these days, but that doesn’t make them the safest options, and they might not get your teeth as white as your dentist can. You also want to be careful with home whitening products, as they can cause chemical burns to your gums if not used properly.
If you want to keep your teeth white, you may want to watch what you are eating, drinking, and what bad habits you have. Smoking, drinking coffee and tea, and even eating some foods, can cause discoloration to your teeth.