Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.
Often, you think of dentures as something the elderly wear. While that is true, there are people much younger than sexagenarians, septuagenarians and octogenarians that wear dentures. In fact, there are people in their thirties who wear dentures. Here are five things that lead to thirty-year-olds wearing dentures long before they should, and how their examples can help you avoid wearing dentures before your golden years.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Seriously poor oral hygiene always leads to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. For people in their thirties who have done a horrible job of taking care of their teeth (i.e., not taking care of them at all!), they lose many of their teeth to rot and the rest
Poor diet is a problem too. If you eat nothing but sugary foods and drink nothing but soda pop, you will rot your teeth out faster because your body is unable to absorb the nutrition it needs to strengthen your teeth and gums from the inside out. If you have both a poor diet and poor oral hygiene, it is almost a guarantee that you will have dentures before you turn fifty.
Shooting drugs in your gums damages them and causes your gums to to rot. As the gums soften and the teeth weaken, the teeth fall out. This becomes rather obvious in people who shoot crack and meth. If you stay away from drugs, especially needle drugs, you will be fine.
Cigarettes and Chew Tobacco
Smoking several packs of cigarettes a day or sucking on several chew wads of tobacco rots your teeth and gums. Essentially the same thing happens as shooting up with drugs. Your gums become diseased and your teeth rot. Many
Extremely Risky Behaviors
Extremely risky behaviors, which include skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff jumping, high diving, etc., can all result in damage to your face and teeth. These risky behaviors increase the possibility that you will lose more of your natural teeth before you are meant to. While it is okay to partake in these