If you're like most people, brushing your teeth and seeing your dentist and hygienist regularly is important to you. But if you're honest, brushing and flossing after every meal probably isn't a habit you are succeeding in 100 percent of the time. As the American Dental Association currently recommends brushing at least twice a day and flossing once, that's okay. Did you know your dental habits and health may be related to your heart health, however?
If you are considering dental implants, you can rest assured that the procedure is generally very safe. and the complication rate is considered low. While most people usually sail through their dental implant procedures, there are certain lifestyle factors that may hinder the healing process. Here are three lifestyle factors that can adversely affect your dental implant recovery period and what you can do about them:
Smoking cigarettes can damage capillaries, including the tiny capillaries in your tooth sockets.
If your dentist has told you that you have to have your teeth removed due to a dental problem, such as periodontal disease, you have different options to replace them. One of these options is porcelain veneers. No one will be able to tell you are wearing porcelain veneers because they look like your natural teeth. To help you decide if you would like this below are three benefits of choosing veneers over other replacement options.
If you have recently been fitted with Invisalign, you were probably attracted to their ability to straighten your teeth while being practically invisible. However, if you make the mistakes discussed below while taking care of or wearing the trays, you may wind up with dirty, very visible trays that could detract from the beauty of your smile while wearing them.
Leaving Your Trays in Your Mouth While Brushing
If you are in a hurry in the morning or stick to the recommended routine of brushing your teeth after every meal, you may be tempted to simply brush your trays while they are still in your mouth.
Denture wearers need to be aware that their dentures can be damaged and may need to be repaired. Sometimes the damage is simply caused by use and wear. As the denture ages, it may get worn down, making it feel uncomfortable. Having the denture repaired can help extend its life and make you comfortable while wearing it. But other times, the actions, or lack thereof, that you take, can cause the dentures to need to be repaired.