- Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis. This is characterized by swelling or bleeding in the gums et al. It progresses into periodontitis which is an advanced case of gingivitis. To avoid gum disease, it is best to take charge and full control of one’s oral hygiene habits. One should brush teeth at least twice each day and for at least two minutes each time. Also, the toothbrush used must be of good quality and also must be changed every two months. The toothpaste used too must be of good quality. The technique too must be proper.
- It is advisable to floss the teeth or remove the food particles stuck in between teeth. This should be done to keep the teeth as clean as is possible. For this, one should learn the correct flossing techniques as is possible.
- It is also best to go for frequent check-ups to the dentist. The dentist will do a thorough scanning and cleaning up of the mouth area professionally. He or she will also take a look at any symptoms for ailments like oral cancer or gingivitis et al. It is best to catch such maladies in the bud to avoid going in for lengthy treatments and also for ensuring good health. Diseases like oral cancer can become life-threatening if they are detected at a later stage. The doctor can also advise about maintaining good dietary habits which will help in maintaining good oral hygiene. For instance, it is good to eat a diet rich in calcium and phosphorus and other minerals for having strong teeth and bones.
- Sometimes our teeth get chipped, broken or are otherwise damaged. They may have gaps between the teeth also. These issues should be sorted out since it is best to have a proper set of teeth which ensure good chewing and eating processes and which go on for as long as is possible without having to replace them. For this, if the tooth or teeth are chipped, one could get crowning or capping done. Or else, the even dental veneer is a method which could effectively provide a cover to a tooth or teeth which is damaged to a certain extent. Then again, root canal therapy could be the answer to the issue, especially if the tooth is in a state that it can be restored and need not be extracted and replaced. All these issues are best consulted by prior therapy and other means of dentists’ work. However, what is important is that these treatments be done at the proper time and by an expert person who is capable of doing a good job. He or she should not just do a hurried or a hackneyed job but do it skillfully so that the procedure lasts for as long as is possible without re-doing it. Also, dental work should be done on a regular basis so that no problem arises.
For more information contact: Sunny Isles Dental. 17100 Collins Ave, Ste. 213 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160. Call: (305)330-6609.