Your teeth are incredibly important, from the time that your baby teeth come in to the end of your life. After all, they serve an important role. Without teeth, food would be certainly more difficult to chew and eating far less of an efficient experience. They are also important for appearances as well, as many people pride themselves on the good quality and appearance of their teeth – and many people who are less than satisfied with their teeth feel often very self conscious about them (even in a highly detrimental way). From wisdom teeth procedures to the use of dental implants, there are many ways that problems with your teeth can be rectified.
First, however, it is important to teach our children the importance of dental care and hygiene from as early an age as is possible. As soon as their first teeth come in, these teeth should be brushed on a regular basis, using only water or toothpaste that is safe to swallow. Although toothpaste is important as they get older, fluoride toothpaste should not be used until your child surpasses the age of two.
In addition to this, regular dental visits are just as necessary for children as they are for adults. Seeing a pediatric dentist should begin by the time that any given child here in the United States reaches the age of two and should ideally occur at least twice over the course of the year. Not only can the dentist help to ensure the health of your child’s teeth, but can help to teach your child good habits of oral hygiene as well, something that will benefit them all throughout the course of their lives.
Wisdom teeth procedures are a part of ensuring the continued dental health of your child as they grow up and age, as wisdom tooth removal becomes necessary for just about everyone here in the United States, even if every single wisdom tooth does not necessarily need to be removed. Wisdom teeth procedures are very common, and wisdom teeth extraction benefits are many, including a reduction in pain and the halting of damage to the other teeth as can be caused by wisdom teeth attempting to grow in when there is not enough space for them in the mouth of the typical patient, leading to issues of crowding and pain – these wisdom teeth are called impacted.
Wisdom teeth procedures are typically more invasive than your regular tooth extraction, as wisdom teeth procedures often require for the oral surgeon to cut into the gums of the patient. However, more than five million people undergo wisdom teeth procedures each and every year here in the United States, so oral surgeons are likely to be well practiced in the procedure. For the average person, the recovery time from wisdom teeth procedures is relatively quick, and many find that they are back on their feet within a week’s time, give or take a few days.
Sometimes, however, too much damage has been done in the mouth for a number of teeth to be saved. In order to maintain the function of teeth even after the teeth have been pulled, dental implants can be created for just about any patient who has needed to have teeth removed, either due to injury or to lack of dental care. And dental implants are widely common, with up to three million people who currently have them in the United States alone – a number that grows by as much as half of a million for each and every year that passes us by.
Fortunately, dental implants have nearly been perfected, something that is backed up by the data. This data that has been gathered shows that dental implants have a recorded success rate that exceeds ninety five percent (it’s ninety eight percent, to be a little more exact). This means that very nearly everyone who gets these dental implants will be able to live with the and enjoy them for many more years to come. For the vast majority of dental implant recipients, this is certainly nothing if not life changing.
From bringing in your children for checkups to getting dental implants, there are many ways to care for your teeth.