There are a number of ways in which you should be caring for your teeth. For one thing, brushing your teeth twice daily is very important. You should brush your teeth before you eat anything in the morning and ideally you should also be brushing your teeth before you go to bed. Using toothpaste that contains fluoride (though taking care not to swallow it) is also considered a month by a great many dental professionals.
In addition to brushing, you should be flossing regularly as well. Flossing after eating is a common practice, as too is flossing at the end of the day. Flossing should occur at least once a day, if not more. And going to the dentist is not something to be overlooked when it comes to caring for your teeth. Going to the dentist is very important for many different reasons indeed.
For one thing, going to the dentist is ideal to get your teeth a level of deep cleaning that you simply cannot provide for them at home. And while you don’t need this level of cleaning on a daily basis, going to the dentist for one every six months or so can help you to maintain a healthy mouth. Going to the dentist can also help to identify any underlying issues – and can lead to these issues being corrected and rectified as soon as is possible. After all, the risk factors for certain dental issues increase as you age.
For example, periodontal disease is very common all throughout the United States, frequently seen in the practice of general dentistry. As a matter of fact, more than 70% of all elderly adults (those who have reached and exceeded the age of 65) have some form of periodontal disease, even if it has not yet advanced very far. And already nearly half of the population over the age of 30 has some form of periodontal disease, even at relatively young ages. Your average, run of the mill cavities are quite commonplace as well. Cavities are so popular that more than 90% of all people have had at least one of them, if not even more, by the time that they reach their adult years.
Going to the dentist can help to prevent and rectify many of these issues, as too can staying on top of your own dental health and hygiene. And that’s a good thing too, as many people very much feel that the look of someone’s teeth can actually impact them in many considerable ways. For instance, more than 99% of all adults here in the United States have said that they feel there is a level of social importance to having a good smile. And more than 95% of all adults have said that having a good smile can help romantically as well. A high quality smile can even impact your career positively – at least this is the case according to very nearly three quarters of all adults surveyed. So keeping your smile in good shape is no less than an absolute must.
But what happens if you’re still unhappy with the appearance of your teeth after good home care and going to the dentist? Fortunately, there are ways to change the cosmetic appearance of your teeth quite drastically. For one thing, getting invisalign to fix your bite can help up to 80% of the population, as only around one fifth of all Americans already have an ideal bite. And invisalign is hugely successful, with well over 90% of all patients reporting happiness with the end result. It doesn’t take too long either, with the average course of invisalign treatment only lasting around the year – the same duration, or even less, than what you could expect from more traditional braces.
Ultimately, you should take the care and keeping of your teeth very seriously indeed. After all, you want these teeth to stay in good shape for the rest of your life. Caring for them in the here and the now will help to make this much more of a reality for you. From going to the dentist to getting invisalign to flossing and brushing, there are many ways to do this.