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Causes and consequences of poor dental health and how you can brush up on your own

Most of us struggle with at least one area of our dental care. It could be that flossing is the one dreaded task, or maybe you haven’t been wearing the night guard recommended often enough. All of us should check with our dentists from time to time and make sure we’re on track with the best dental care plan unique to our situation. It’s best to never let the untreated cavity become a dental emergency.

How poor dental health can arise

Teeth Grinding

Grinding our teeth can happen when we’re sleeping at night, completely unaware of the toll it’s taking on our mouths. Even during the day, we might do this unknowingly, since stress at work or school can lead to grinding. This bad habit will slowly wear away our fillings and eventually remove the hard enamel which protects the soft layer of dentin beneath. If you’ve recently spotted a chipped tooth or your jaw aches in the morning, you might be grinding your teeth at night.

Improper Care

It can be challenging to develop the best oral hygiene regimen and your dentist might even encourage more frequent brushing due to incorrect or inadequate self-care in the past. Not brushing often enough can lead to bad breath, swollen gums, and even gum disease in the long run. Most people still feel that brushing and flossing are the main tools for success when it comes to protecting their teeth.

Poor Diet

Regularly eating foods high in sugar exposes our teeth to its deteriorating consequences. The longer we spend chewing on a candy, the longer our teeth spend fighting its detrimental acidic content. If you’ve noticed an increase in cavities or offensive breath, you might be eating too many sweets, putting your teeth at risk. It would be smart to consider more fresh fruits and vegetables for their natural teeth-cleaning ability or go for more calcium-enriched foods to safeguard and strengthen your teeth.

Benefits of improving your dental health

Increased Confidence

By beautifying your smile, you will improve your self-esteem and encourage a full and bright smile. If you suffer from chipped or cracked teeth, you might hide your smile while speaking and laughing in front of others. By having certain flaws in our teeth repaired, we no longer fear speaking to others and become more engaged in conversation. If we don’t feel this confidence in ourselves it can be discouraging to spark up a conversation with someone new, since our smile could be the first thing they notice.

Improved Health

Misaligned teeth are not only a cosmetic issue but can lead to a myriad of problems down the road. When our teeth don’t align properly, it causes unneeded wear and tear that can lead to toothaches, tooth decay, broken teeth, and periodontal issues. If your smile has some imperfections, it might be wise to consider braces or some other aligner for better support.

Save Money

If you’ve ever refused a night guard at the dentists or put off much-needed braces, it might be costing you. Cigna Health estimates that every dollar spent on maintaining a healthy smile saves you anywhere from $8 to $50 restoring it. Improving your smile not only helps you look and feel better but puts money in your pocket better spent on other needs.

Contact La Costa Dental Excellence:

760-633-3033

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7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106
Carlsbad, California
92009

 

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